Give and Take

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr)
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5.4 X 8.3 X 1.3 inches | 0.84 pounds

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About the Author
Elly Swartz grew up in Yardley, Pennsylvania, where she lived a happy childhood filled with laughs, family dinners, and crooked birthday cakes. She studied psychology at Boston University and received a law degree from Georgetown University School of Law. The mother of two grown sons, Elly now lives in Massachusetts with her husband. Finding Perfect was her debut novel.

*A Pernille Ripp Best Book of 2019!*
*A Mighty Girl Best Book of 2019!*
*A Hopewell Library Best Book of 2019!*
*A Lesley Roessing Best Book of 2019!*

"A sensitive and affirming look at a problem not often tackled in middle-grade fiction." -- Booklist

"The writing is lucid and intelligent . . . pediatric hoarding, like adoption and hoarding, is portrayed sensitively. A potentially useful resource for kids struggling with loss, change, and letting go." -- Kirkus Reviews

"This fast-paced and dialogue-heavy story may provide comfort and support to readers who have trouble processing their own strong emotions. A welcome addition to middle grade collections." -- School Library Journal

"Powerful and tender, Elly Swartz's new novel is about love--the kind that's forever, and the kind you need to let go. Readers will adore Maggie, the big-hearted, strong but vulnerable heroine of this multi-layered, beautifully crafted book." -- Barbara Dee, author of Star Crossed and Halfway Normal

"Sweet, sad, funny and real. Swartz takes us inside a troubled child and makes us fall in love." -- Barbara O'Connor, author of Wish

"Readers of Give and Take will quickly become endeared with Maggie's spirit and heart. Elly Swartz has written a book where the characters love fiercely and family is forever." -- Becky Calzada, Coordinator Library Services, Leander ISD