A Greater Goode

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By Amy Schor Ferris
Publisher HMH Books for Young Readers
A Greater Goode
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Not everyone needs a friend, Addie. Sometimes people just wanna be left alone. Youre just gonna have to start mindin your own business and let people be.Remembering her dads words, Addies not sure what to do when she comes across a young woman obviously in need of a friend. Especially when Luke, her best friend, tells her not to get involved. But Addie, being Addie, cant turn her back on Rachel, whos very pregnant and in a relationship with an abusive boyfriend. Addie gives her food and clothes, but when Rachel stirs up too many memories of Addies own mother, who abandoned her when she was three, Addie has to ask her to leave. Soon, though, because of her tendency to start conversations with strangers, Addie again finds she has to get involved in Rachels life and with the help of Luke and Jessie, her housekeeper/friend/confidante, she goes in search of her. Twelveyearold Addie Goode and her pal Luke are characters you wont soon forget in this funny and uplifting novel about life, friends, mothers, and not minding your own business.

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29952 words29,952 words
192 pages192 pages
Grade 3 to 7Grade 3 to 7
Published 2002Published 2002
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Book ISBN:

061813154x

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