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The Canning Season (National Book Award for Young People's Literature (Awards))
The Canning Season - National Book Award for Young People's Literature Awards Author:Polly Horvath Love under trying circumstances — One night out of the blue, Ratchet Clark’s ill-natured mother tells her that Ratchet will be leaving their Pensacola apartment momentarily to take the train up north. There she will spend the summer with her aged relatives Penpen and Tilly, inseparable twins who couldn’t look more different fro... more »m each other. Staying at their secluded house, Ratchet is treated to a passel of strange family history and local lore, along with heaps of generosity and care that she has never experienced before. Also, Penpen has recently espoused a new philosophy – whatever shows up on your doorstep you have to let in. Through thick wilderness, down forgotten, bear-ridden roads, come a variety of characters, drawn to Penpen and Tilly’s open door. It is with vast reservations that the cautious Tilly allows these unwelcome guests in. But it turns out that unwelcome guests may bring the greatest gifts.
By turns dark and humorous, Polly Horvath offers adolescent readers enough quirky characters and outrageous situations to leave them reeling!« less
I originally chose this book because of the title (I love canning), but I also chose this book because it's a award winning book. It is sometimes really nice and advisable for adults to read outside adult literature, take a break! I was glad I did. This book is FULL of imaginative descriptive writing, hilarious personalities, and a lot of off the wall quirk.