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Sway [Kindle Edition]

Amber McRee Turner
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (64 customer reviews)

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Book Description

For four long months, ten-year-old Cass has been dreaming of the day her mom, Toodi, will come home. But when Toodi's welcome back party takes a turn for the disastrous, Cass finds herself stuck alone with her dull-as-dirt dad, who insists that they set off for the summer on a mysterious adventure-just the two of them. It turns out Cass's dad has some big-time surprises up his sleeve. Once they hit the road in an old RV named The Roast, he introduces her to the amazing power of "Sway," a seemingly magical force that can bring inspiration and joy to people in major need of help. Cass can think of one particular person who could really use some Sway. If only she could track down Toodi, Cass knows she could convince her mom to come home. But with the help of a little home-spun magic, Cass realizes that the things she needs most have always been within her reach.


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About the Author

Amber McRee Turner (www.ambermcreeturner.com) lives and writes in Germantown, Tennessee. She is a proud mother, a fan of Mary Poppins, and an easy laugher. This is her first book for children.

Product Details

  • File Size: 1926 KB
  • Print Length: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Disney Hyperion (May 15, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007ZV2KDW
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #547,493 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An "Awes" book. :) July 16, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This book was well written & fun to read. The author makes you feel like you are right in the story with Cass & her dad. I have already recommended it to several people. It is perfect for 10-13 year olds (but also great for grownups too). :)
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12 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Soapernatural Wonders! May 25, 2012
By Tish
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Deliciously unique language, quirky but believable characters, realism that is oh-so-magical, tears, laughter, a life-changing message and the perfect heart-swelling ending. Oh, and lots of old soap. It's like nothing I've ever read! A couple of movies I've loved are brought to mind..."Big Fish" and "O, Brother, Where Art Thou?" I had to see those more than once and I'm on read #3 of Sway! Cass, M.B. McClean and the Belfuss Family Crawfish Boil will surely be seen on the big screen someday! A great book (and, hopefully, movie) for any age. Big hits for Disney, I'm sure!
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Zingle. May 24, 2012
Format:Hardcover
I read this book to my 11 year old & 8 year old sons. LOVED it. We had to read the last chapter in the morning before school, because they had to know how it ended. They couldn't wait one more night. In love with the way she tells a story....it has that foot loose and fancy free feel of childhood and a bonus, a book without vampires or wizards!
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ordinary turns Extraordinary June 14, 2012
Format:Hardcover
Beautiful story!! Absolutely fantastic debut novel by Amber McRee Turner!

The story begins with 10 year old Cass, named after the Castanea dentata tree, waiting for her Mother to return from a 4 month rescue mission in flood ridden Missouri. Why Mother Toodi is off saving widows and orphans in nature torn areas, Cass is home with Dad Douglass, who is a janitor in the school year, meat sales man in the summer. Cass keeps a journal called the Book of In-Betweens where she doodles and takes notes for things to tell her mom in between her rescue adventures.

Dad has been working on the RV, the Roast he calls it, getting it ready for a big adventure of the summer, wanting to take Toodi and Cass on the road and help people together. This time when Toodi returns, things are different. Mom immediately is heading out to FL to help some orphaned children there, though we see from the dialogue with Toodi and Douglas that it isn't a trip for rescue, but that she is leaving them for good.

Douglas wants to show Cass that he can be a hero too, that they can get along fine without Toodi and that he is able to be creative and fun.. knowing in his mind that Toodi is not going to return.

He finds a suitcase in the attic with old soaps, initialed with famous peoples names. He tells Cass about his plan to stop at the nearest town they come across once they spot a lone shoe and share the 'Sway' with them. That if they wash with these soaps, they will take on characteristics of the famous person the soap once belonged to. He has a costume that transforms him to M.B. McLean and the wonders begin with Cass as his assistant.

Watch where the magic takes them and the Sway they have on the people they meet.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars All I Can Say is Wow! June 13, 2013
Format:Paperback
I got this as a free book from Starbucks. I teach third grade and love to read books written for kids and teens. I thought Sway was well-written, heartfelt, and had a great message. As a child of divorced parents, I really identified with Cass' feelings of confusion, abandonment, and anger. It's hard when you find out your parents aren't who you thought they were, but are only human, just like you. Great read!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars colorful, amusing use of language January 19, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I enjoyed the book. The 10-year old's thoughts and way of looking at the world are captured effortlessly and the use of language to create images, along with puns and the double entendre is priceless!

I recommend reading it.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Toni-AnnI Koren May 25, 2012
By Toni
Format:Hardcover
The magical principle of "Sway" is unfolded through the the eyes of pre-teen eleven year old Cass who is facing real life, soon to be real teen issues at home. Amber McRee Turner's novel teaches not only Cass, but also her readers that we each hold within us the power to deeply affect the lives of those around us. A fun, adventurous method to deliver a suggestion of hope and encouragement is unveiled and helps Cass and her father reach out to others in need. In turn, Cass and her father reach out to each other forming a father-daughter bond that will last a life time. This delightful novel touched me so deeply that I even develop my own new mantra. Simply put, live my life today and every day the "Sway" way!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great story!!! December 17, 2013
By Betty
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This story is well told and leaves plenty of room for a sequel (for me a selling point, maybe not for others). I loved reading this ebook and will probably read again later. It is a relaxing read that is easy to pick up later or read straight through. No matter your reading style, if you enjoy a good heartwarming story with shocks, turns and twists, this is a must read.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great book loved the story!!
Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Amazing!!!
I started at about 9:00 pm and finished at 12 :20pm. I just couldn't stop reading the book!!! Great book.
Published 2 months ago by ctr12
5.0 out of 5 stars wonderful.
I loved it. I wanted to cry. Very good book, you should read it. It is just a wonderful and spectacular book!
Published 2 months ago by Kendra Altrock
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Published 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Sway
I like this book a whole bunch. y'all go and read our now. you won't regret it at all. m'kay. buh bye now.
Published 7 months ago by Adrienne
5.0 out of 5 stars Sway
Excellent book for all ages. The story line is so real to life and it keeps one reading and interested until you turn the next page ... until the end.
Published 9 months ago by Linda Knott
5.0 out of 5 stars Sway is so great
This book was one of the best books ever. Every one I know just has to read this magnificent book.
Published 11 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Best book!!!
Sway was an amazing book and it can be very relatable. You don't find a much better read!! Read this book, it will never make you bored.
Published 11 months ago by Penny L. Carolan
5.0 out of 5 stars Such a cute book
My mom and me went to starbucks and I found a card to get this book for free. When I found out it was already free I was elated! Read more
Published 12 months ago by Abbey
3.0 out of 5 stars A story of inspiration
This book had a very slow start. It was at least 1/3 of the way through that it started to pick up. That being said, I'm glad I didn't stop reading the book as I originally thought... Read more
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