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The Line Tender

ISBN-10: 0735231613
ISBN-13: 9780735231610
Author: Allen, Kate
Interest Level: 5-9
Publisher: Penguin Random House

Publication Date: April 2020

Copyright: 2019

Page Count: 384


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Interest Level

Grades 5-9

Reading Level

Lexile: 710L
Accelerated Reader Level: 4.6
Accelerated Reader Points: 9.0

BISAC Subjects

JUVENILE FICTION / Family / General (see also headings under Social Themes)

JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Friendship

Description
Heartbreaking but also filled with wit and hope, The Line Tender is the story of Lucy, the daughter of a marine biologist and a rescue diver, and the summer that changes her life. If she ever wants to lift the cloud of grief over her family and community, she must complete the research her late mother began. She must follow the sharks. Wherever the sharks led, Lucy Everhart's marine-biologist mother was sure to follow. In fact, she was on a boat far off the coast of Massachusetts, collecting shark data when she died suddenly. Lucy was seven. Since then Lucy and her father have kept their heads above water--thanks in large part to a few close friends and neighbors. But June of her twelfth summer brings more than the end of school and a heat wave to sleepy Rockport. On one steamy day, the tide brings a great white--and then another tragedy, cutting short a friendship everyone insists was "meaningful" but no one can tell Lucy what it all meant. To survive the fresh wave of grief, Lucy must grab the line that connects her depressed fath
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