Rules For Hearts

Paperback | January 8, 2009

bySara Ryan

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Battle Hall Davies is sure of some things: She's going to Reed this fall; she loves girls; and her older brother, Nick, outshines her. He ran away four and a half years ago; now he's tracked her down, and she's spending the summer at Forest House, where he lives in Portland. It is a summer of surprises. Battle is swept into Forest House's community Shakespeare production, their all-night card games, and the arms of her new housemate, Meryl. As the weeks pass, Battle realizes that Nick isn't who she thought he was - and she isn't who she thought she was, either.

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Battle Hall Davies is sure of some things: She's going to Reed this fall; she loves girls; and her older brother, Nick, outshines her. He ran away four and a half years ago; now he's tracked her down, and she's spending the summer at Forest House, where he lives in Portland. It is a summer of surprises. Battle is swept into Forest Hous...

Sara Ryan lives in Portland, Oregon. This is her first novel.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 7 × 5 × 0.6 inPublished:January 8, 2009Publisher:Penguin Young Readers GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0142412376

ISBN - 13:9780142412374

Appropriate for ages: 13 - 17

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Table of ContentsTitle PageCopyright PageDedication ACT I - Are You Lost?ACT II - Some Very Interesting ChoicesACT III - It ’s a Trick-Taking GameACT IV - Yeah, He’s a RunnerACT V - I Got Lucky AcknowledgementsBOOKS BY SARA RYANThe Rules for Hearts Me and Edith Head (with Steve Lieber) Empress of the WorldAuthor’s note: Some places that I’ve written about in this book are real, though I’ve changed details and added elements to suit my story. But Forest House and all its inhabitants are fictional.   VIKINGPublished by Penguin GroupPenguin Group (USA) Inc., 345 Hudson Street, New York, New York 10014, U.S.A. Penguin Group (Canada), 90 Eglinton Avenue East, Suite 700, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M4P 2Y3 (a division of Pearson Penguin Canada Inc.) Penguin Books Ltd, 80 Strand, London WC2R 0RL, England Penguin Ireland, 25 St Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2, Ireland (a division of Penguin Books Ltd) Penguin Group (Australia), 250 Camberwell Road, Camberwell, Victoria 3124, Australia (a division of Pearson Australia Group Pty Ltd) Penguin Books India Pvt Ltd, 11 Community Centre, Panchsheel Park, New Delhi-110 017, India Penguin Group (NZ), Cnr Airborne and Rosedale Roads, Albany, Auckland 1310, New Zealand (a division of Pearson New Zealand Ltd) Penguin Books (South Africa) (Pty) Ltd, 24 Sturdee Avenue, Rosebank, Johannesburg 2196, South AfricaPenguin Books Ltd, Registered Offices: 80 Strand, London WC2R 0RL, England First published in 2007 by Viking, a member of Penguin Group (USA) Inc.  Copyright © Sara Ryan, 2007All rights reserved Lyrics quoted on page 122 are from “Palmcorder Yajna” by the Mountain Goats, C & P Cadmean Dawn [ASCAP], rights administered by Pacific Electric and used with permission of the artist.LIBRARY OF CONGRESS CATALOGING-IN-PUBLICATION DATA IS AVAILABLEeISBN : 978-1-101-01486-8for U. C., with loveCAST,IN ORDER OF APPEARANCEBATTLE HALL DAVIES, 18-year-old high school graduate, accepted to Reed College NICHOLAS DAVIES, 22, Battle’s older brother, a cab driver, resident of Forest House MERYL DAVENPORT, 22, swimming instructor, resident of Forest House AURORA KNEEDLER, 46, owner of Forest House and artistic director of Theater Borealis ROBERT CRACKNELL, 50, resident of Forest House, set designer and builder, Aurora’s partner CHARLES FAHEY, 27, gardener, bike messenger, designer, resident of Forest House HENRY O’BRIAN, 55, donor to and actor in Theater Borealis DAMIAN J. WOLF, 28, actor in Theater Borealis A NNALISA TANNAHILL, 34, actor in Theater Borealis ELLERY TANNAHILL-LIPPMAN, 11, Annalisa’s daughter, actor in Theater Borealis THE MINIONS, assorted genders, ages, Robert’s helpers in the Theater Borealis scene shop LUCKY, 3, a dogPROLOGUEChurch basement, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, almost five years ago

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"Battle's summer is a challenging one, full of possibilities and disappointments, and it's a joy to share her journey." - School Library Journal