The Sorta Sisters

By Adrian Fogelin
(Peachtree Publishers, Hardcover, 9781561454242, 279pp.)

Publication Date: October 2007

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Description
Anna Casey likes living in North Florida with biology teacher Miss Johnette, her latest foster mother. Best of all, Miss J wants to adopt Anna. Still, it is hard grow into a new family, a new life, and a new school all at once, especially when you?ve been rootless nearly all of your life. Mica Delano likes living aboard her sailboat, the Martina, which is docked at a marina in the Florida Keys. Best of all, the marina's owners, whom she calls Aunt Emma and Uncle Bert, try hard to make up for the sometimes inattentive parenting she gets from her marine biologist father. But Mica fears that her restless father will soon pull anchor, taking them away from the safety of Bert's Marina. A chance correspondence between these two girls separated by the length of the state of Florida becomes a flourishing friendship. As they share their love of nature, each helps the other cope with uncertainty and loneliness and profound change. When her father gets a grant that will last a year, Mica enrolls in public school for the first time since first grade and suffers the agony of trying to fit in. When her beloved foster mother becomes serious about a suitor, Anna must make room in her heart for a possible rival. In the end, Anna and Mica save each other and themselves with hope, humor, and a shared love of the natural world.



About the Author
Adrian Fogelin was moved to write this story of prejudice and friendship after an incident in her neighborhood. She is also the author of Anna Casey s Place in the World, another story set in Cass and Jemmie s neighborhood, and My Brother s Hero. Adrian lives in Tallahassee, Florida, with her family. You can find her on the web at www.adrianfogelin.com
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