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The Carnival at Bray

by Jessie Ann Foley

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Another content-heavy, boring read. Definitely a 16 title ( )
  EmilyRokicki | Feb 26, 2016 |
The Carnival of Bray follows sixteen-year old Maggie from her home in Chicago to the Northern hills of Ireland and the through the old streets of Rome. Set during the grunge era of the early nineties, Nirvana plays like a soundtrack to Maggies' life as she adjusts to a new life in Ireland, deals with loss, and falls in love for the first time.

This book has won several awards, including being a Printz Honor Winner and ALA Top Ten Best Fiction For Young Adults. A must read for fans of YA realistic fiction!
-SB ( )
  WhitneyYPL | Feb 9, 2016 |
I felt a sad happiness when I finished this book, which really is how so much of life can be. ( )
  Rosa.Mill | Nov 21, 2015 |
I felt a sad happiness when I finished this book, which really is how so much of life can be. ( )
  Rosa.Mill | Nov 21, 2015 |
I felt a sad happiness when I finished this book, which really is how so much of life can be. ( )
  Rosa.Mill | Nov 21, 2015 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0989515591, Paperback)

It's 1993, and Generation X pulses to the beat of Kurt Cobain and the grunge movement. Sixteen-year-old Maggie Lynch is uprooted from big-city Chicago to a windswept town on the Irish Sea. Surviving on care packages of Spin magazine and Twizzlers from her rocker uncle Kevin, she wonders if she'll ever find her place in this new world. When first love and sudden death simultaneously strike, a naive but determined Maggie embarks on a forbidden pilgrimage that will take her to a seedy part of Dublin and on to a life- altering night in Rome to fulfill a dying wish. Through it all, Maggie discovers an untapped inner strength to do the most difficult but rewarding thing of all, live.

The Carnival at Bray is an evocative ode to the Smells Like Teen Spirit Generation and a heartfelt exploration of tragedy, first love, and the transformative power of music. The book won the 2014 Helen Sheehan YA Book Prize.

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It's 1993, and Generation X pulses to the beat of Kurt Cobain and the grunge movement. Sixteen-year-old Maggie Lynch is uprooted from big-city Chicago to a windswept town on the Irish Sea. Surviving on care packages of Spin magazine and Twizzlers from her rocker uncle Kevin, she wonders if she'll ever find her place in this new world. When first love and sudden death simultaneously strike, a naive but determined Maggie embarks on a forbidden pilgrimage that will take her to a seedy part of Dublin and on to a life-altering night in Rome to fulfill a dying wish. Through it all, Maggie discovers an untapped inner strength to do the most difficult but rewarding thing of all-- live.… (more)

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