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Icy Sparks
Icy Sparks
Author: Gwyn Hyman Rubio
In the tradition of To Kill a Mockingbird and The Cape Ann, a funny, sad, wise, and redeeming first novel about a young girl's battle with a troubling affliction. Rural Kentucky in the 1950s is not an easy place to grow up in, and it's especially hard for 10-year-old Icy Sparks, an orphan who lives with her grandparents. Life becomes even more d...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780140280142
ISBN-10: 0140280146
Publication Date: 1999
Edition: Unabridged
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.

3.5 stars, based on 17 ratings
Publisher: Penguin Books
Book Type: Paperback
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Icy Sparks, an orphan being raised by her grandparents, suffers from Tourette Syndrome, although that is not known until she is grown. She is mocked by children in school, a teacher and community members. Great description and exploration of emotions. Interesting story.
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I really liked this book. You have to be in the right frame of mind to read it, it is very moving.
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Story of a child suffering from Tourette Syndrome, a neurologic disorder that causes a person to jerk, croak, tic, shout profanities at innapropriate times. It is an excellent description of the disease, and a really well-written story of a child lost in the world of misunderstanding adults. Icy is a treat.