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Product Details

  • Age Range: 10 - 15 years
  • Grade Level: 5 and up
  • Lexile Measure: 630L (What's this?)
  • Hardcover: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR); 1st edition (February 21, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0374333068
  • ISBN-13: 978-0374333065
  • Product Dimensions: 0.7 x 5.7 x 8.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,782,940 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From School Library Journal

Grade 5-7-Georgie Collins has just moved to a small town in Indiana with her mother, who is running a home day-care business while her father is serving in Vietnam. She starts seventh grade with a deliberate act of vandalism in the guidance counselor's office, which typifies her impulsive and defiant behavior. Her adjustment to her new school includes a friendship with patient, good-natured Lisa, and they pair up on a Good Deeds project by visiting an old-age home. But the war in Vietnam permeates this story, from angry confrontations in Georgie's social-studies classroom to a family secret that Lisa is afraid to reveal. Throughout, Woodworth stresses the divisiveness of a society in turmoil, an issue with resonance for today's readers. She also focuses on Georgie's anger; astute readers will realize before long that there may be more behind her father's absence than she's ready to face. A heartfelt novel, this is clearly both a character study and a pointed portrait of a time and a place. There is more emphasis on plot than writing style, and Georgie's transition in the last few chapters seems a bit abrupt. Still, larger collections will want to consider adding the book to their shelves.-Lauralyn Persson, Wilmette Public Library, IL
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Gr. 5-8. With her father in the U.S. Air Force, Georgie is used to moving. Now in seventh grade, she is stuck in Glendale, Indiana, and he is stationed in Vietnam. Like her father, Georgie is a good soldier; she knows how to survive in a new school, even one full of students who think what her father is doing is wrong, even when her only friend betrays her, and even when she is forced to visit a nursing home as part of the school's do-good program. However, Georgie's iron defense begins to fail as she starts to realize that the war she is so proud of her father for fighting has taken him away. The real story here is Georgie's refusal to admit her father's death, which readers discover happened long ago in a well-played reveal, and her desperate attempts to hold onto him any way she can. Beneath her whip-smart comments and spiteful behavior, Georgie is terribly fragile, and her gradual acceptance of her loss is handled with care. Woodworth's poignant novel will bring real tears to readers' eyes. Krista Hutley
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I hope to read more of Chris Woodworth's books soon.
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She loves the way the writer tells the story so that characters just jump off the page in to a real life situation to her.
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As an adult with grandchildren, I'm always interested in reading children's books.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on September 28, 2006
Format: Hardcover
This book was so well written. Things just pop out at you.

Kids can really relate to the girl in the story.

Geogie's personality just shines througout the entire book.

I couldn't put the book down, from the time I began reading it.

It was MOONTASTIC!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By L. Kline on August 27, 2006
Format: Hardcover
Georgia Collins is complicated and funny, and she's got plenty of backbone, but sometimes she's just plain mean. You can't stop reading because you want to find out why, and when you do find out, it explains everything. I loved Georgia Collins the same way I loved Katherine Paterson's character, Gilly Hopkins. As a teen writing teacher, I feel this book is a natural for the classroom as a springboard for discussions about what to do when you disagree with your best friend about something important, such as whether our country should be fighting a war. Woodworth has an amazing gift for putting complex, timely issues in a framework that kids can relate to.
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By Carol DeSutter on April 27, 2013
Format: Hardcover
A very cleverly written book that is heart warming and surprising. Altough written in the setting of the Vietnam war era the story has wide appeal The characters sre well developed. A great read!
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Georgies Moon, by Chris Woodworth, is a great book! My daughter Missy loves being able to relate to the girls and boys in the book. Georgies dad is going away to war and she is sad about it. But Georgie has a friend to talk to and comfort her in a way that parents sometimes can't. My daughter loved the idea of the way Georgie was able to decorate her room in a way that helped her deal with her dad being away. There are many things about the book that she loves. She loves the way the writer tells the story so that characters just jump off the page in to a real life situation to her. I have heard about this book every day since they have started reading it. The author is visiting the school in Covington, Indiana during the time the kids are reading it and Missy is so excited. I would recommend this book to any one because it has a way to draw in the children so they can't put it down. Any family friendly book that can capture the mind of a child and entice them to read is a great book! Lisa is a character in the book that has a brother and there is a mystery surrounding this subject! Where is her brother and why is it such a mystery? Hmm guess you will have to read it to find out about that and what happens to Georgies father.
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