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Author: Susan Carlton
Tourists may think life on an island off the coast of Maine is quaint, but Charlotte knows better. She?s tired of her island prison (it has a real name, but she calls it ?Bleak?), and she?s sure that a life in the great anywhere-else is heaps better than one that revolves around catching a ferry to the mainland. She even has the perfect solution...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780805080964
ISBN-10: 0805080961
Pages: 224
Reading Level: Young Adult
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Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Book Type: Hardcover
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Reviewed by Randstostipher "tallnlankyrn" Nguyen for

Charlotte quits. Wants out. Wants to leave everything behind. She doesn't want to have to be responsible for her brother and sister. She doesn't want to be around her mom, who finds comfort in her pills, or her dad, who surrounds himself with everything healthy and natural. She can't stand school or having to go back and forth on that stupid ferry.

Charlotte just needs time to think. To think about her longtime boyfriend, Noah, who is making her even more confused. To think about her friendship with Susannah; that is, if she is even her friend any more. To think about how she is leading her life and if her family is really there for support.

Charlotte thinks she has the answer: boarding school. But is it the right answer? Charlotte isn't leaving right away, so she has time to think some more. Will this time help her decide who is really there for her and who isn't? Or will it make the decision to leave even harder? Can she muster up the strength and courage to actually see what a new life would be like? At least she has those stupid ferry rides to use to think about it, especially with a little company from a certain someone that she never thought would be more than a friend.

A girl, a ferry, and a very important decision.

Three cheers for Charlotte, the perfect heroine for anyone who needs to make a big decision that will change their life and hopefully make it better. LOBSTERLAND was adorable, captivating, and completely real. The perfect read for those who need a character that kicks butt.