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Title:The Great Gilly Hopkins
Format Type:Ebook
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Publisher:Heinemann Educational
ISBN:0435124773
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Number of Pages:148
Category:Fiction, Young adult, Childrens, Realistic fiction, Middle grade

The Great Gilly Hopkins by Katherine Paterson

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC The Great Gilly Hopkins Watch out world The Great Gilly Hopkins is looking for a home She s a foster kid who s been angry lonely and hurting for so long that s she s always ready for a fight Be on the lookout for her best barracuda smile the one she saves for well meaning social workers Watch out for her most fearful look a cross between Dracula and Godzilla used especially to scare shy foster brothers Don t be fooled by her Who me expression guaranteed to trick foster parents teachers and anyone who gets in her way .

It s Gilly Hopkins vs the world And so far Gilly seems to be winning But what she doesn t realize is that every time she wins she really loses until she discovers a love as formidable as any enemy she s ever known

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