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The View from the Very Best House in Town



by
Meera Trehan

Edition
Hardcover edition
Publisher
Candlewick
Imprint
Walker Books US
ISBN
9781536219241
POTENTIALLY SENSITIVE AREAS
Discrimination: Neurodivergence
$20.22   $16.85
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JLG Category

PG Middle Plus

Part thriller, part friendship story, part real estate listing, this witty and inventive debut explores the nature of friendship and home.

Sam and Asha. Asha and Sam. Their friendship is so long established, they take it for granted. Just as Asha takes for granted that Donnybrooke, the mansion that sits on the highest hill in Coreville, is the best house in town. But when Sam is accepted into snobbish Castleton Academy as an autistic “Miracle Boy,” he leaves Asha, who is also autistic, to navigate middle school alone. He also leaves her wondering if she can take anything for granted anymore. Because soon Sam is spending time with Prestyn, Asha’s nemesis, whose family owns Donnybrooke and, since a housewarming party gone wrong, has forbidden Asha to set foot inside. Who is Asha without Sam? And who will she be when it becomes clear that Prestyn’s interest in her friend isn’t so friendly? Told from the points of view of Asha, Sam, and Donnybrooke itself, this suspenseful and highly original debut explores issues of ableism and classism as it delves into the mysteries of what makes a person a friend and a house a home.

POTENTIALLY SENSITIVE AREAS
Discrimination: Neurodivergence

Details

Format

Print

Page Count

256

Trim Size

8 3/10" x 6"

Dewey

F

AR

4.9: points 8

Genre

Fic

Scholastic Reading Counts

0

JLG Release

May 2022

Book Genres

Magical Realism

Topics

Autism spectrum disorders. Friendship. Bullying. Architecture. Mansions. Family life. Middle schools. Point of view. 

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