Magazine article School Librarian

Birthday

Magazine article School Librarian

Birthday

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Russo, Meredith

Birthday

Usborne, 2019, pp304, [pounds sterling]7.99 978 1 4749 6741 9

The publicity invites us to meet Eric and Morgan. Both were born on the same day, at the same time, in the same place. They've always shared this one day together, but as they grow up they begin to grow apart. Everyone expects Eric to get a football scholarship, but no one knows he's having second thoughts. He experiences the breakdown of his family and the harsh bullying of his father. He feels that his best friend is changing but doesn't know why and worries that their friendship won't last. Former quarterback Morgan experiences the loss of his mother from cancer and a subsequent move to a trailer park. He feels that his father cares more about the football team than about his son and is left feeling utterly alone. Added to these emotions is the feeling that he is trapped in a mixed-up body. …

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