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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (164 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Michelle Kwasney Narrator: Angela Rogers Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2008 ISBN:
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Book Sense Pick author Michelle D. Kwasney delivers this compelling coming-of-age story about a sixth-grade girl who struggles with the swirling effects of change on her family and friendships. It's 1968, and Itch Colchester loves everything about her home in rural Florida. But she especially loves Gramps - with his quiet wisdom and loving understanding. That's why it hurts so much when Gram finds him dead one morning. It also hurts to leave the piney woods of Beaver Creek for a double-wide trailer in Cousin Effie's small town Ohio. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jacqui | 2/7/2014

    " Strong voice and character development. The situation "Itch" finds herself in is realistic. This book may help another "friend" of someone he/she feels may be being abused. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Leisy | 2/4/2014

    " great little story about a 12 year old girl who moves into a trailer in ohio with her grandma when her grandpa dies. It was really cute- addressed some good issues- and ended nicely. Very pleasant overall. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joelle Anthony | 1/31/2014

    " I had a lot of trouble warming to this story, but around the midpoint I started to really like it and by the end, I liked it quite a lot. I think what it was was that it just seemed like such a familiar story. The characters are well written, and the language is great, but it didn't seem very surprising. I was touched a the end. It's definitely well-crafted with excellent writing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emily | 1/29/2014

    " Really funny and sad I love it!!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 babyhippoface | 1/28/2014

    " I like Itch's spirit. She faces her fears. She holds her tongue when she should and speaks up when necessary. She doesn't judge by appearances. And she is a faithful friend. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barb | 1/27/2014

    " What a great family story, set in the 1960's. My favorite lines were the main character remembering how her beloved grandfather taught her, "Doing nothing really is doing something. It's choosing to remain quiet when you know full well things aren't right. Speaking up takes courage." This young lady thinks about what her grandfather taught her when she learns that that her good friend is being abused. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa | 1/13/2014

    " Coming of age, dealing with loss, and finding one's voice. Delores "Itch" is a well wrought character whom you can't help but like and root for. Reminiscent of Because of Winn Dixie without the dog and less grown up than Beauty Shop for Rent. Good for middle school. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sam | 1/13/2014

    " I think it was an amazing book about coredge and charecter! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jessica | 1/10/2014

    " 2nd place close behind Gregor the Overlander! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Corinth Teens | 12/31/2013

    " Delores is crushed when her beloved Gramps dies but now her Gram moves her to a new state. An outsider, "Itch" thinks only her life has its hardships. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michelle Kwasney | 12/11/2013

    " Itch is a 2009 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Grace b. | 12/8/2013

    " this was a good book probably one of the first fiction books ive read that took place in the past and didnt have to do with time travel "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jasmine | 11/24/2013

    " Although the resolution came a little too easily, I liked this book. Easy read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julie | 11/9/2013

    " I listened to this little gem of a book and found myself enjoying more than I expected to. Itch and her grandfather are delightful although Itch does seem smart beyond her years. This would be a good one to pair with Because of Winn-Dixie and other such stories. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Meghan | 1/27/2013

    " This was a quick read meant for young girls or boys. I focuses on the topic of child abuse but through the eyes of an 11year old girl. Its a story of courage and strength and speaking up for others who need help even though the don't say they do. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kim | 5/30/2012

    " Delores ("Itch")has been raised by her grandparents since she was a baby. She lives in Florida, but after her grandfather dies, Itch and her grandma move to Ohio. Itch becomes best friends with Wendy, but Wendy is has a secret. Will Itch be able to help? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Heather | 8/24/2011

    " When Itch's grandpa dies, she and her grandma move to a new state. Itch has trouble adjusting to life without Grandpa (and, consequently, life with only Grandma) and begins to worry about a new friend who it seems is being abused. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erin Walling | 6/26/2011

    " this book is great surprising, exciting and enjoyable i love it "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shelia | 1/20/2011

    " Good story but definately on the young end of the young adult genre. Enjoyed it with my third grader. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jasmine | 1/3/2011

    " Although the resolution came a little too easily, I liked this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sam | 12/26/2010

    " I think it was an amazing book about coredge and charecter! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 babyhippoface | 11/19/2010

    " I like Itch's spirit. She faces her fears. She holds her tongue when she should and speaks up when necessary. She doesn't judge by appearances. And she is a faithful friend. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Corinth Teens | 10/8/2010

    " Delores is crushed when her beloved Gramps dies but now her Gram moves her to a new state. An outsider, "Itch" thinks only her life has its hardships. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emily | 9/19/2010

    " Really funny and sad I love it!!!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathy | 8/15/2010

    " Well done with emphasis on speaking out when you see things are wrong.
    1960's time frame. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa | 5/30/2010

    " Coming of age, dealing with loss, and finding one's voice. Delores "Itch" is a well wrought character whom you can't help but like and root for. Reminiscent of Because of Winn Dixie without the dog and less grown up than Beauty Shop for Rent. Good for middle school. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mark | 2/25/2010

    " What a great book. Well written with a good life lesson. Esp, since it is about such a serious topic. "

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