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Y in their attempt to find herWith crisp lyrical literary writing and moments of humor and truth award winning author Kevin Henkes deftly captures how it feels to be almost thirteen and lonely With themes of family death grief creativity and loyalty Sweeping Up the Heart has all the hallmarks of a classic Kevin Henkes novel A timeless novel for readers of Kate DiCamillo Rebecca Stead Lauren Wolk Kimberly Brubaker Bradley and Pam Muñoz Ryan. I don't know how Kevin Henkes does it Maybe it is his heart You can see it in every thing he creates Another masterpiece

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Sweeping Up the HeartFrom two time Newbery Honor and New York Times–bestselling author Kevin Henkes this timeless novel about loss loneliness and friendship tells the story of the spring break that changes seventh grader Amelia Albright’s life forever For fans of Kate DiCamillo Rebecca Stead and Pam Muñoz RyanAmelia Albright dreams about going to Florida for spring break like everyone else in her class but her father a cranky and conservative English profe. Exuisite I tend to shy away from sad melancholy poignant sort of books but decided to read this because Kevin Henkes It is all that but I thought it gorgeous The title is from an Emily Dickenson poem and she is drifting above this story in a very light barely visible way Made me go look up the poem from which the title is taken as well as others Also had to refresh myself on her biography Have to admit I've never gotten into Dickenson but if anyone could change that it would be Henkes because of this book

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Read ☆ Sweeping Up the Heart 102 é From two time Newbery Honor and New York Times–bestselling author Kevin Henkes this timeless novel about loss loneliness and friendship tells the story of the spring break that changes seventh grader Amelia Albright’s life forever For fans of Kate DiCamillo Rebecca Stead and Pam Muñoz RyanAmelia Albright drSsor has decided Florida is too much adventure Now Amelia is stuck at home with him and her babysitter the beloved Mrs O’Brien The week ahead promises to be boring until Amelia meets Casey at her local art studio Amelia has never been friends with a boy before and the experience is both fraught and thrilling When Casey claims to see the spirit of Amelia’s mother who died ten years before the pair embark on an altogether different journe. Reading this book is a beautiful lesson on economy of language I marveled at so many sentences how absolutely perfect they were conveying so much with so little