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The Cloud Chamber by Joyce Maynard
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The Cloud Chamber

by Joyce Maynard

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In 1966, when his father's attempted suicide causes the ostracism of the family in their small Montana community, fourteen-year-old Nate copes with his sadness and anger by trying to win the school science fair.

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An incredibly sad book about a 15 year old Montana boy whose father unsuccessfully, tries to kill himself. The book deals very realistically with the aftermath of a suicide attempt. Nate is convinced that building a cloud chamber and winning the science fair will help to make everything better, but a tragic twist reveals the flaw in his plan. ( )
  JRlibrary | Oct 21, 2007 |
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