Bloomability by Sharon CreechBloomability by Sharon Creech


bySharon Creech

Paperback | September 1, 1999

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The kidnappers are actually her Aunt Sandy and Uncle Max, but that doesn't matter to Domenica Santolina Doone, better known as Dinnie. She feels as if she's being taken out of the country against her will. Certainly no one asked her opinion. Dinnie is used to change-with her family constantly moving from state to state while her father searches for one new "opportunity" after another. But when her aunt and uncle whisk her away to an international school in Lugano, Switzerland, Dinnie feels that this might be one "opportunity"that isn't right for her.

Suddenly Dinnie's surrounded by kids from many different cultures, backgrounds, and beliefs. Home, and her first life, seem so far away. Can she adapt to a new country, a new home, and new friends? Or will it just be easier to close herself off-just survive-and never realize all the "bloomabilities" that are possible?

Sharon Creech is the Newbery-Medal winning author of Walk Two Moons. Her other work includes Bloomability, Absolutely Normal Chaos, Chasing Redbird, and Pleasing the Ghost. In Her Own Words ..."Many readers ask me where I get my ideas. This is probably the hardest question to answer, because a book contains hundreds, maybe thousands, o...
Title:BloomabilityFormat:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 7.7 × 5.2 × 0.63 inPublished:September 1, 1999Publisher:Harpertrophy

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:006440823X

ISBN - 13:9780064408233

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12


Rated 5 out of 5 by from What an adventure! A great book about exploring the world and adapting to your surroundings. Dinnie meets new people and struggles with a new language, shaping her into a new person and helping her grow.
Date published: 2016-11-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So good i could skreem Bloomability is the best book in the world. I loved so much that i read it at skool then again and then i bought the book! My friend loves it too. she read it twice too! we both put our money in and bought it so now we share it and i think it is such the best! and i think they should make a second one where gunthier is there and they are going out that would be the best!!
Date published: 2005-08-16
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Very disapointed I have heard many good things about this book so i discided to read it miself. I was very disapointed. I was 29 pages into the book and put it down.. it was very boreing. At the beginning it was very good... but in middle it was a bore and i just couldint go on....Very Sorry
Date published: 2005-07-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is an Awesome BOOK I couldn't put this book down. at nights I would read while my parents were asleep. this is an awesome book with unforgettable characters. it is one of my favourite books.
Date published: 2002-07-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I LOVE BLOOMABILITY! the only thing that I can say for this book is.......WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW! WOW!
Date published: 2002-02-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Great Bloomability I thought Bloomability was an amazing book. Poor Dinnie is taking to Switzerland to live with her Aunt and Uncle, where she would go to school. She thinks she will never like it there, but she meets new friends and has the best time with them. When the year starts coming to an end, she discovers that she never wants to leave and that Switzerland is her home now. I would say Bloomability is one of the best books I have ever read!!
Date published: 2002-01-25

From Our Editors

Poor Dinnie Doone finds herself moving constantly as her family searches for new work, yet when she is relocated to Switzerland, she fears the new culture and so must find a way to learn to cope by staying connected to things familiar to her. Reprint. AB. K.