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Book Review of Some Things That Stay

Some Things That Stay
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Tmara Anderson was in third grade when she found out most people stay in the same house for more than a year. Until then she thought everyone picked up and moved on a regulaR basis, crossing the country, leaving behind people and bedrooms and belongings. Now she's turning fiftenn, and she wants to stay in Mayvill, New York. At first glance, there isn't much to stick around for. In the tar-paper house across the road there are the Murphys, the Baptist family who upset Tamara's atheist parents by inviting her to church. In the pasture there's Edith the cow. And up in the attic there's the ghost of the boy who used to live there, or at least that's what Tamara suspects. But this time Tamara is putting her foot down, and planting it.