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Leaving Paradise : The Leaving Paradise Series : Book 1 - Simone Elkeles

Leaving Paradise

The Leaving Paradise Series : Book 1

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Published: 8th April 2007
For Ages: 12+ years old
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Nothing has been the same since Caleb Becker left a party drunk, got behind the wheel, and hit Maggie Armstrong. Even after months of painful physical therapy, Maggie walks with a limp. Her social life is nil and a scholarship to study abroad--her chance to escape everyone and their pitying stares--has been canceled.After a year in juvenile jail, Caleb's free . . . if freedom means endless nagging from a transition coach and the prying eyes of the entire town. Coming home should feel good, but his family and ex-girlfriend seem like strangers. Caleb and Maggie are outsiders, pigeon-holed as "criminal" and "freak." Then the truth emerges about what really happened the night of the accident and, once again, everything changes. It's a bleak and tortuous journey for Caleb and Maggie, yet they end up finding comfort and strength from a surprising source: each other.

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4.0

Amazing

By Kassie

from Tweed Heads

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Pros

  • Easy To Understand
  • Informative
  • Inspirational
  • Relevant
  • Well Written

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Special Needs
    • Younger Readers

    Comments about Leaving Paradise:

    Such a great book. Has everything you want. From both perspectives of an accident and what happens to the people invovled.

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    5.0

    Another wonderful by Simone Elkeles

    By Aydan

    from Sydney,AU

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    Pros

    • A Gripping Story
    • Easy To Understand
    • Emotional Rollercoaster
    • Heartbreaking
    • Inspirational

    Cons

    • No Cons

    Best Uses

    • Younger Readers

    Comments about Leaving Paradise:

    Another gripping novel by Simone Elkeles that will leave you wanting more.This book will have people on an emotional rollercoaster with people wanting to rethink there perceptions on many things and life. A definite must read for anyway who loves a good love story in near impossible situations.

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    "Maggie and Caleb are complex and authentic teens all readers will embrace and care about. Theirs is a delicate, delicious love story--without the happy ending."

    ISBN: 9780738710181
    ISBN-10: 0738710180
    Audience: Children
    For Ages: 12 years old
    For Grades: 7+
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 312
    Published: 8th April 2007
    Dimensions (cm): 20.3 x 13.2  x 1.9
    Weight (kg): 0.31

    Simone Elkeles

    Simone Elkeles is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of novels for teens. Simone’s books have won many awards including being YALSA Top Ten Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers, being named to the YALSA Popular Paperbacks and Teens Top Ten lists, and added to the Illinois “Read for a Lifetime” Reading List. Simone also won the coveted RITA award from the Romance Writers of America for her book Perfect Chemistry. Simone is especially proud of the fact that the Illinois Association of Teachers of English named her Author of the Year. You can learn more about Simone’s awards by clicking on each of the book titles below.

    Simone was born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago, where she still lives today. Simone went to the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign and received her Bachelor’s of Science there in Psychology in 1992. She continued her education at Loyola University-Chicago where she received her Master’s of Science degree in Industrial Relations while working for a manufacturing company creating diversity programs for their employees.

    She loves animals (she has two dogs – a labradoodle and a German Shepherd), kids (she also has two of those) and her family. In her spare time she’s the Hockey Mom for her kids hockey teams and is an active Girl Scout leader specially trained in outdoor education. She also spends time mentoring other teen and adult authors. (She also loves sushi, which you can probably tell by reading her books.) Simone writes about teens because she was a teen in the 80’s (when spiked hair and blue eye shadow were “rad”) and she loves writing about those exciting teen relationships and romances.

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