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Quaking – Kathryn Erskine

Posted by Laura on January 19, 2008

Quaking by Kathryn Erskine is a novel about a fourteen-year-old girl, called Matt – don’t call her Matilda, who gets passed around in her family until she ends up with relatives in Pennsylvania.  Jessica and Sam are peaceful people who are raising their adopted son, Rory who was born with a “severe developmental condition” (p. 9).  Sam holds peace rallies every Thursday night but these rallies become dangerous because some people in the town where they live believe that anyone who is seeking peace is against America, and against our troops.

Churches and synagogues are vandalized.  Where will it end?  And will Matt ever fit in at her school when she can’t even look up?

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