Annotations for Water Balloon


Baker & Taylor
Feeling as if everything in her life is falling apart during the summer when her parents separate, her friends withdraw from her and she is forced to take a job she does not like, Marley bonds with a cute boy over a mutual love of dogs only to be embarrassed by a misunderstanding. A first teen novel by the author of the picture book, Is Your Buffalo Ready for Kindergarten?

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Baker & Taylor
With her best friends pulling away from her, her newly-separated parents deciding she should spend the summer at her father's new home, and a babysitting job she does not want, Marley's life is already as precarious as an overfull water balloon when a cute boy enters the picture.

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Houghton

A warm debut novel about friendship and first love.

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Houghton

A warm debut novel about friendship and first love.



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Houghton

Marley's life is as precarious as an overfull water balloon--one false move and everything will burst. Her best friends are pulling away from her, and her parents, newly separated, have decided she should spend the summer with her dad in his new house, with a job she didn't ask for and certainly doesn't want. On the upside is a cute boy who loves dogs as much as Marley does . . . but young love has lots of opportunity for humiliation and misinterpreted signals. Luckily Marley is a girl who trusts her instincts and knows the truth when she sees it, making her an immensely appealing character and her story funny, heartfelt, and emotionally true.

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Houghton

Marley's life is as precarious as an overfull water balloon--one false move and everything will burst. Her best friends are pulling away from her, and her parents, newly separated, have decided she should spend the summer with her dad in his new house, with a job she didn't ask for and certainly doesn't want. On the upside is a cute boy who loves dogs as much as Marley does . . . but young love has lots of opportunity for humiliation and misinterpreted signals. Luckily Marley is a girl who trusts her instincts and knows the truth when she sees it, making her an immensely appealing character and her story funny, heartfelt, and emotionally true.



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