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Clues to the universe / Christina Li.

Li, Christina, (author.).



The only thing Rosalind Ling Geraghty loves more than watching NASA launches with her dad is building rockets with him. When he dies unexpectedly, all Ro has left of him is an unfinished model rocket they had been working on together. Benjamin Burns doesn't like science, but he can't get enough of Spacebound, a popular comic book series. When he finds a sketch that suggests that his dad created the comics, he's thrilled. Too bad his dad walked out years ago, and Benji has no way to contact him. Though Ro and Benji were only supposed to be science class partners, the pair become unlikely friends: Benji helps Ro finish her rocket, and Ro figures out a way to reunite Benji and his dad. But Benji hesitates, which infuriates Ro. Doesn't he realize how much Ro wishes she could be in his place? As the two face bullying, grief, and their own differences, Benji and Ro must try to piece together clues to some of the biggest questions in the universe.

Item details

  • ISBN: 9780063008885
  • ISBN: 0063008882
  • Physical Description: 292 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Quill Tree Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2021]

Contents / Notes

Target Audience Note:
Ages 8-12.
Subject: Middle school students > Juvenile fiction.
Friendship > Juvenile fiction.
Best friends > Juvenile fiction.
Father and child > Juvenile fiction.
Fathers > Death > Juvenile fiction.
Fatherless families > Juvenile fiction.
Absentee fathers > Juvenile fiction.
Rockets (Aeronautics) > Models > Juvenile fiction.
Grief > Juvenile fiction.
Bullying > Juvenile fiction.
Middle schools > Juvenile fiction.
Schools > Juvenile fiction.
Friendship > Fiction.
Fathers > Death > Fiction.
Fatherless families > Fiction.
Grief > Fiction.
Bullies > Fiction.
Middle school students > Fiction.
Middle schools > Fiction.
Schools > Fiction.

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