Don't Stand So Close to Me

Category: Book
By (author): Walters, Eric
Subject:  JUVENILE FICTION / General
  JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Friendship
  JUVENILE NONFICTION / Social Topics / General (see also headings under Family)
Audience: children/juvenile
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Published: September 2020
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 128
Size: 7.50in x 5.00in x 0.31in
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$ 10.95
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From The Publisher*Thirteen-year-old Quinn and her friends can't believe their luck when spring break is extended an extra two weeks-even if it's because of some virus. But when the impact of the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic becomes apparent, everyone, not just the students, has to learn to adjust to their new reality. Quinn's father is an ER doctor and has to self-isolate to protect his family from the virus. Isaac's mother is the chief of police and now has to enforce new physical-distancing bylaws. Reese can't visit her grandmother in her care home anymore. And their entire school has moved to online classes. Sacrifices have to be made to keep everyone safe, but there's more to life than rules and scary news reports. In an effort to find some good in all this uncertainty, Quinn comes up with an idea that she hopes will bring the entire community together.
From The Publisher*In this novel for middle readers, 13-year-old Quinn and her friends try to adjust to life during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Review Quote*"It's a positive story about a very negative event that will be one for the history books. Don't Stand So Close to Me takes readers into the pandemic of their experiences and, while teaching them important safety concerns that not all children will have learned about, reassures and provides hope."
Review Quote*"Navigates the experience of this unique time period with heart. I couldn't put it down. My students won't be able to either."
Review Quote*"Wow - just wow! I LOVED it! Great story, cute without being overly so, funny, honest and fast- paced."
Review Quote*"Walters certainly has his pulse on world events and the minds of young people. So true is the narrative of this timely book, that it reads like nonfiction as much as fiction. Walters helps readers to identify, connect and make sense of a powerful turning point in history. Eric Walters, you are a hero!"