Frannie in Pieces (Hardcover)
HarperTeen, 9780060747169, 384pp.
Publication Date: October 1, 2007
What does you inbrain or heart?
Frannie asks herself this question when, a week before she turns fifteen, her dad dies, leaving her suddenly deprived of the only human being on planet Earth she feels understands her. Frannie struggles to make sense of a world that no longer seems safe, a world in which one moment can turn things so thoroughly for the worse. She discovers an elegant wooden box with an inscription: Frances Anne 1000. Inside, Frannie finds one thousand hand-painted and -carved puzzle pieces. She wonders if her father had a premonition of his death and finished her birthday present early. Feeling broken into pieces herself, Frannie slowly puts the puzzle together, bit by bit. But as she works, something remarkable begins to happen: She is catapulted into an ancient foreign landscape, a place suspended in time where she can discover her father as he was B.F.before Frannie.
Delia Ephron makes you laugh and makes you cryoften at the same time!
Praise For Frannie in Pieces…
“Imaginative and insightful.”-
-Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Wonderful, multifaceted story weaves the best of science fiction, coming-of-age, family relationships, teenage angst, and mystery together with humor and perfect pacing.”
-Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA) (Starred Review)
“Readers who like a good laugh along with a healthy dose of human drama and a touch of magical realism will like this one.”-
-KLIATT (starred review)
“Ephron writes with ease and agility…this is an exceptional story.”-
-Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books (starred review)