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The Key to Every Thing

☆ The Key to Every Thing ✓ Pat Schmatz ☆ The Key to Every Thing ✓ Pat Schmatz - The Key to Every Thing, The Key to Every Thing For eleven year old Tash Cap n Jackie isn t just the elderly next door neighbor she s family When she disappears only Tash holds the key that might bring her back Tash didn t want to go to camp did

  • Title: The Key to Every Thing
  • Author: Pat Schmatz
  • ISBN: 9780763695668
  • Page: 227
  • Format: Hardcover

☆ The Key to Every Thing ✓ Pat Schmatz, The Key to Every Thing, Pat Schmatz, The Key to Every Thing For eleven year old Tash Cap n Jackie isn t just the elderly next door neighbor she s family When she disappears only Tash holds the key that might bring her back Tash didn t want to go to camp didn t want to spend the summer with a bunch of strangers didn t want to be separated from the only two people she has ever been able to count on her uncle Kevin who savedFor ele

The Key to Every Thing

☆ The Key to Every Thing ✓ Pat Schmatz ☆ The Key to Every Thing ✓ Pat Schmatz - The Key to Every Thing, The Key to Every Thing For eleven year old Tash Cap n Jackie isn t just the elderly next door neighbor she s family When she disappears only Tash holds the key that might bring her back Tash didn t want to go to camp did The Key to Every Thing

  • ☆ The Key to Every Thing ✓ Pat Schmatz
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The Key to Every Thing

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  1. This story is about a girl named Tash who grows up quickly when her neighbor, Capt n Jackie, is injured in a fall There s plenty to like in Tash, but not enough background on Jackie to make the reader care I feel like there were several chapters missing establishing their relationship It has some warm, loving passages.


  2. The Key to Everything, by Pam Schmatz, is a middle grade novel that will tug at readers heartstrings while showing them what family means With distinct characters and a tight plot, its prose is deceptively simple despite its deeper meaning Having read the entire book in the space of two evenings, it was also a story that I didn t want to put down until the very last page We meet 11 year old Tash as she leaves for camp she argues with her caretaker Uncle Kevin She d much rather stay at home so th [...]


  3. I received a free advanced copy of this book from the LibraryThing Early Reviewers giveaway in exchange for an honest review.This has been a hard book to review because on one hand I really liked the story which is about a girl named Tash who comes home from camp to find her next door neighbor babysitter grandmother figure Cap n Jackie in a rehab hospital after falling and breaking her hip On the other hand, the characters and their backstories are not fleshed out enough and leave me wanted to k [...]


  4. Tash has seen a lot of turmoil in her young life, but with Uncle Kevin she has found a peaceful calm of sorts That is, if she isn t pitching one of her ragers at Cap n Jackie or at things that are beyond her control Next door neighbor, Cap n Jackie, an elderly, curmudgeonly recluse, along with Uncle Kevin have formed a new unconventional family for Tash After Tash s father went off on a bender and left Tash alone for a few days, Kevin rescued her from foster care Now, years later, as Uncle Kevin [...]


  5. Thank you to the kidlitexchange for the opportunity to read and review this book All opinions are my own.This book is somewhat hard to review The Key to Everything is a coming of age novel for a girl plagued with a number of issues Even when we first meet Tash at the beginning of the book, we know that her life hasn t been easy For a moment you think that things are going to improve, but then hopes are dashed The book was an incredibly quick read, but not one that moved me tremendously.There are [...]


  6. This is the somber coming of age story of Tash, who is forced to grow up quickly when her neighbor, one she pens Cap n Jackie breaks her hip while she s away at summer campE KEY TO EVERYTHING is a quick read at only 198 pages in the paperback I desperately wanted to know about Jackie, Kevin, and Tash by the end of it so I could have done with a slightly longer book It s a middle grade novel, so it s decently short and directly to the point.This book centers around grief and the subject of death [...]


  7. This slight middle grade story packs a big emotional punch as it looks at how a young girl learns to cope with loss by leaning in to other people See my full review here.Thanks to Candlewick for the ARC.


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