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Ruby Holler (2002)

by Sharon Creech

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Thirteen-year-old fraternal twins Dallas and Florida have grown up in a terrible orphanage but their lives change forever when an eccentric but sweet older couple invites them each on an adventure, beginning in an almost magical place called Ruby Holler.
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Brother and sister Dallas and Florida are the "trouble twins." In their short thirteen years, they've passed through countless foster homes, only to return to their dreary orphanage, Boxton Creek Home.

Run by the Trepids, a greedy and strict couple, Boxton Creek seems impossible to escape. When Mr. Trepid informs the twins that they'll be helping old Tiller and Sairy Morey go on separate adventures, Dallas and Florida are suspicious.

As the twins adjust to the natural beauty of the outdoors, help the Tillers prepare for their adventures, and foil a robbery, their ultimate search for freedom leads them home to Ruby Holler.
  PlumfieldCH | Sep 22, 2023 |
Dallas and Florida were abandoned at an unlicensed orphanage. Now 13, they are again fostered out. Should they trust the promises made by this new set of parents?
I hope pre-teen readers respond well to cliche characters since all the adults they meet, except for Tiller and Sairy are overdone portraits of meanness and greed. Even 'Z', who apparently believes he has some connection to the twins, is shown as an indecisive loser, altho the astute reader might wonder what mental disability has claimed him.
But, my adult questions aside, all's well that ends well, and the story with plenty of conversation and short chapter adventures were much enjoyed by my son. ( )
  juniperSun | Dec 20, 2022 |
Dakota & Florida are dubbed the Trouble Twins by the couple who operate the orphanage. Everyone who has fostered them has returned them to the home. Why would this couple be any different? A wonderful story of learning to love & live & trust. One of Creech's best, imho. ( )
  Al-G | Dec 7, 2022 |
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  lcslibrarian | Aug 13, 2020 |
Library edition available only through school market ( )
  ME_Dictionary | Mar 20, 2020 |
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Dallas leaned far out of the window, his eyes fixed on a bird flying lazily in the distance.
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Thirteen-year-old fraternal twins Dallas and Florida have grown up in a terrible orphanage but their lives change forever when an eccentric but sweet older couple invites them each on an adventure, beginning in an almost magical place called Ruby Holler.

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