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Survival Strategies of the Almost Brave (2015)

by Jen White

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After their mother dies, Liberty and her little sister are reunited with their father, who left them when Liberty was a preschooler. When he abandons them at a truck stop in the middle of the desert, Liberty knows that it's up to her to take care of her sister and get the two of them to safety. Liberty loves to learn about the ways animals adapt in order to survive. Maybe she will find some survival strategies of her own.

This is a good, solid read. The two sisters are believable characters and the setting is also strong. The episodic plot is fast-paced. Readers who enjoy books like Homecoming and Waiting for Normal should take a look at this one. ( )
  foggidawn | Feb 3, 2016 |
After their mother dies, Liberty and Billie are to be cared for by their father who they have not seen in four years. He is a photographer, and they are spending the summer in his camper as his photographs National Parks. One day, angry at them, he drives off, leaving them behind at a gas station. ( )
  lilibrarian | Jun 15, 2015 |
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After their mother's recent death, twelve-year-old Liberty and her eight-year-old sister, Billie, are sent to live with their father, who they haven't seen since they were very young. Things are great at first; the girls are so excited to get to know their father - a photographer who, for the summer, is travelling around in an RV. But soon, the pressure of parenthood becomes too much for him, and he abandons the girls at the Jiffy Company Gas Station.



Instead of waiting for someone to come to their rescue, Liberty takes matters into her own hands. On the sisters' journey to get home, they encounter a menacing gas station attendant, a heavily tattooed trucker, a kid obsessed with Star Wars, a woman who lives with many very usual pets, and a host of other characters.?



When all seems lost, they get some help from an unlikely source, and end up learning that sometimes you have to get a little bit lost to be found.


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