Source:Alfred A. Knopf, Volume 1st, New York, p.287 (2010)
Call Number:Cubb Curr PS3563 .C388435 D37 2010
Keywords:California--Fiction, California--Juvenile fiction, Cousins--Fiction, Cousins--Juvenile fiction, Divorce--Fiction, Divorce--Juvenile fiction, Families--California--Juvenile fiction, Family life--California--Fiction, Homeless persons--Fiction, Homeless persons--Juvenile fiction, Illegal aliens--Fiction, Illegal aliens--Juvenile fiction, National Book Award: Children Finalist 2010, Wildfires--Fiction, Wildfires--Juvenile fiction
Summary: Living in a cottage on her uncle's Southern California avocado ranch since her parent's messy divorce, fifteen-year-old Pearl Dewitt meets and falls in love with an illegal migrant worker, and is trapped with him when wildfires approach his makeshift forest home.
Ages 14 and up; Book level 5.7; Realistic Fiction