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The Hippie House

by Katherine Holubitsky

Orca Book Publishers | April 1, 2004 | Reinforced Library Binding

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The "summer of love" is a time of idealistic freedom and experimentation for Emma, her cousin Megan, and the young people of Pike Creek. While her brother Eric''s band practices in what Uncle Pat has dubbed the Hippie House, the girls suntan on their small lake and hitchhike into town to hang around the Drop-In Center. They find the growing crowd of long-haired musicians and hangers-on that begin to show up at the farm both enticing and a bit scary. The beginning of the school year brings excitement and change for Emma. But when eighteen-year-old Katie Russell disappears, her teenage sense of immortality is suddenly shattered. A month later, when Eric discovers Katie''s body in the Hippie House, the entire community is thrown into turmoil. There are plenty of suspects in the brutal murder, but for months the case remains unsolved. And while others speculate, Eric agonizes that the killer may have been one of the many drifters who passed through the Hippie House during the summer.

Format: Reinforced Library Binding

Dimensions: 244 pages, 7.5 × 5 × 0.8 in

Published: April 1, 2004

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1551433168

ISBN - 13: 9781551433165

Appropriate for ages: 12

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The Hippie House

by Katherine Holubitsky

Format: Reinforced Library Binding

Dimensions: 244 pages, 7.5 × 5 × 0.8 in

Published: April 1, 2004

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1551433168

ISBN - 13: 9781551433165

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This is what I was doing when the back door opened and I heard the sound that would change our lives.

It was my brother—after bursting through the kitchen door, he was shouting for Dad, screaming for him in the most horrific voice, tortured and full of terror. Paralyzed by what I heard, I stopped what I was doing and listened. Eric was tromping back and forth in his heavy boots with "Dad" being the only word he seemed able to say...By the time I reached the top of the stairs I could hear my mother trying desperately to calm Eric down—trying to understand what could possibly have upset her son to the point that he could no longer speak.

From the Publisher

The "summer of love" is a time of idealistic freedom and experimentation for Emma, her cousin Megan, and the young people of Pike Creek. While her brother Eric''s band practices in what Uncle Pat has dubbed the Hippie House, the girls suntan on their small lake and hitchhike into town to hang around the Drop-In Center. They find the growing crowd of long-haired musicians and hangers-on that begin to show up at the farm both enticing and a bit scary. The beginning of the school year brings excitement and change for Emma. But when eighteen-year-old Katie Russell disappears, her teenage sense of immortality is suddenly shattered. A month later, when Eric discovers Katie''s body in the Hippie House, the entire community is thrown into turmoil. There are plenty of suspects in the brutal murder, but for months the case remains unsolved. And while others speculate, Eric agonizes that the killer may have been one of the many drifters who passed through the Hippie House during the summer.

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Summer 1970. Emma Jenkins is fourteen years old and looking forward to entering her first year of high school. It is a time of idealistic freedom and experimentation for Emma, her cousin Megan, and the young people of Pike Creek. While her brother Eric''s band practices in what Uncle Pat has dubbed the Hippie House, the girls suntan on their small lake and hitchhike into town to hang around the Drop-In Center. They find the growing crowd of long-haired musicians and hangers-on that begin to show up at the farm both enticing and a bit scary. The beginning of the school year brings excitement and change. But when eighteen-year-old Katie Russell disappears, Emma''s teenage sense of immortality is suddenly shattered. A month later, when Eric discovers Katie''s body in the Hippie House, now abandoned for the winter, the entire community is thrown into turmoil.

Appropriate for ages: 12