Hold Fast by Blue BalliettHold Fast by Blue Balliett

Hold Fast

byBlue Balliett

Paperback | January 27, 2015

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From New York Times bestseller Blue Balliett, the story of a girl who falls into Chicago's shelter system.

Where is Early's father? He's not the kind of father who would disappear. But he's gone . . . and he's left a whole lot of trouble behind. As danger closes in, Early, her mom, and her brother have to flee their apartment. With nowhere else to go, they are forced to move into a city shelter. Once there, Early starts asking questions and looking for answers. Because her father hasn't disappeared without a trace. There are patterns and rhythms to what's happened, and Early might be the only one who can use them to track him down and make her way out of a very tough place.

With her signature, singular love of language and sense of mystery, Blue Balliett weaves a story that takes readers from the cold, snowy Chicago streets to the darkest corner of the public library, on an unforgettable hunt for deep truths and a reunited family.

BLUE BALLIETT is the author of several bestselling, acclaimed mystery novels, including Chasing Vermeer (a Book Sense Book of the Year and an Edgar Award winner), The Wright 3, The Calder Game, and The Danger Box. She writes in the laundry room of her home in Chicago, Illinois, and you can find her online at www.blueballiettbooks.com.
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Title:Hold FastFormat:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 7.6 × 5.27 × 0.67 inPublished:January 27, 2015Publisher:SCHOLASTIC INCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0545299896

ISBN - 13:9780545299893

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Praise for Hold Fast:"[Balliett's] most heart-rending novel . . . the multi-faceted Early Pearl, ever observant and always pondering, shines as bright as any diamond." -The New York Times Book Review* "A moving story of homelessness, family, and the love of words and books. Enthralling and satisfying." -Kirkus, starred review* "An engaging mystery in which books are both the problem and the solution, and the author shows that the fight to hold fast to your dreams rewards those who persevere. Excellent." -Booklist, starred review