Finding Fortune

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By Delia Ray
Publisher Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Finding Fortune
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Running away from home isnt as easy as Ren thinks it will be. At least she isnt running very farjust a few miles to the ghost town of Fortune . . . or MisFortune as everyone else calls it. MisFortune on the Mississippi. Supposedly, theres an abandoned school on the outskirts with cheap rooms for rent. Ren knows her plan sounds crazy. But with only a few more weeks until Dad comes home from his tour of duty in Afghanistan, she also knows she has to do something drastic so Mom will come to her senses and stop seeing that creep Rick Littleton for good. From the moment she enters the schools shadowy halls, Ren finds herself drawn into its secrets. Every night old Mrs. Baxter, the landlady, wanders the building on a mysterious quest. What could she be up to? And can Mrs. Baxters outlandish plan to transform the gym into a pearlbutton museum ever succeed? With a quirky new friend named Hugh at her side, Ren sets out to solve the mystery that could save Fortune from fading away. But what about her familys future? Can that be saved too?

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58410 words58,410 words
288 pages288 pages
Lexile 800LLexile 800L
Grade 5 to 7Grade 5 to 7
Age 10-12Age 10-12
Published 2015Published 2015

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