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Sarah Robinson still can't believe her dad has remarried. Now she has to deal with a new stepmom and two stepbrothers, Marco, who is her age, and Nacho, who is younger. They've moved from Texas to California to start life as a new, blended family. But none of the kids seem happy about it.
Sarah's dad and stepmom decide to take the whole family on a special vacation, so they can get to know each other. They'll fly to Tahiti, charter a boat, and sail for a few days. It'll be an adventure, right?
Wrong. Dead wrong.
About the Author
S.A. Bodeen is the author of The Gardener and several picture books, including Elizabeti's Doll, winner of the Ezra Jack Keats Award. The Compound earned her an ALA Quick Pick for Young Adults, a Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year, and a Publishers Weekly "Flying Start." Bodeen grew up on a dairy farm in Wisconsin. Her first friends were cows, which she named after characters in books. From there she went on to be a Peace Corps volunteer in East Africa, and has lived in seven states, as well as a remote Pacific island. She adores books and is a big fan of cheese. She lives in Oregon.
Shortly after the publication of her bestseller, "The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas, "Stein found herself stymied by writer's block. A series of local crimes inspired this attempt to revive her artistry, a droll detective novel in which the central mystery involves rediscovering the path to creativity.