Bloomability (Paperback)

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I first read Bloomability when I was about ten and instantly fell in love. My copy is a tattered wreck from years of re-reading again and again.
Bloomability is the story of Dinnie Doone, a girl who learns about opportunity whether she wants to or not. Taken hostage by her aunt and uncle, or at least that's what she thinks of it as, she is taken to Switzerland to attend a boarding school and learn about all the things her path would have never offered her back home. Dinnie goes fishing in crisp Swiss streams, skiing in the Alps, she learns about life, friendship, and a little about young love. This is a story about a girl coming into her own and seeing the world unfold around her.
In my mind this is just as fantastic as Walk Two Moons (Sharon Creech) if not better.

— From Chelsea



The kidnappers are actually her Aunt Sandy and Uncle Max, but that doesn't matter to Domenica Santolina Doone, better known as Dinnie. She feels as if she's being taken out of the country against her will. Certainly no one asked her opinion. Dinnie is used to change-with her family constantly moving from state to state while her father searches for one new "opportunity" after another. But when her aunt and uncle whisk her away to an international school in Lugano, Switzerland, Dinnie feels that this might be one "opportunity"that isn't right for her.

Suddenly Dinnie's surrounded by kids from many different cultures, backgrounds, and beliefs. Home, and her first life, seem so far away. Can she adapt to a new country, a new home, and new friends? Or will it just be easier to close herself off-just survive-and never realize all the "bloomabilities" that are possible?

About the Author

Sharon Creech has written twenty-one books for young people and is published in over twenty languages. Her books have received awards in both the U.S. and abroad, including the Newbery Medal for Walk Two Moons, the Newbery Honor for The Wanderer, and Great Britain’s Carnegie Medal for Ruby Holler.

Before beginning her writing career, Sharon Creech taught English for fifteen years in England and Switzerland. She and her husband now live in Maine, “lured there by our grandchildren,” Creech says.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780064408233
ISBN-10: 006440823X
Publisher: HarperCollins
Publication Date: December 4th, 2012
Pages: 272
Language: English
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