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Hold Fast

by Blue Balliet

Hold Fast by Blue Balliet is a great mystery novel about a family living in Chicago. The Pearls treasure words. They think “words are everywhere and for everyone.” 11 year old Early, 4 year old Jubie (Jubilation), and their parents Summer and Dashel live a quiet life in their apartment, until one day Dashel Pearl disappears! When a dangerous situation causes them to leave their apartment and go to a city shelter with only necessary belongings and a book by Langston Hughes, will they be able to Hold Fast to Dreams? Or will life become “a barren field/frozen with snow”?

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submitted by Sylver, age now
(October 1, 2023 - 7:17 pm)