Somewhere I Belong by Glenna JenkinsSomewhere I Belong by Glenna Jenkins

Somewhere I Belong

byGlenna Jenkins

Paperback | November 3, 2014

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In Somewhere I Belong, we meet young P.J. Kavanaugh at North Boston Station. His father has died, the Depression is on, and his mother is moving them back home. They settle in, and P.J. makes new friends. But the P.E.I. winter is harsh, the farm chores endless, and his teacher a drunken bully. He soon wants to go home; the problem is how.

A letter arrives from Aunt Mayme announcing a Babe Ruth charity baseball game in the old neighbourhood. But Ma won’t let him go. P.J is devastated. The weeks pass, then there is an accident on the farm. P.J. becomes a hero and Ma changes her mind. He travels to Boston, sees his friends, watches Babe Ruth hit a home run, and renews his attachment to the place. But his eagerness to return to the Island makes him wonder where he really belongs.

Title:Somewhere I BelongFormat:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 8 × 5.5 × 0.68 inPublished:November 3, 2014Publisher:Acorn PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1927502276

ISBN - 13:9781927502273

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Somewhere I Belong Enjoyed the book very much - Could not put it down until finished. I enjoy true stories and look forward to more by this author.
Date published: 2015-02-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Honest Story of Boy's Coming of Age I read Somewhere I Belong over the Christmas holidays and found it a story that was both heartwarming and honest about life's cruelties. The author did a great job of making the boy narrator sound like a boy. I felt completely in the 1930s time and place. I especially enjoyed the vivid language that got me right into the story situations. The characters were ones I liked spending time with. I also liked that the ending was realistic rather than pat. My Maritimes roots made me strongly relate to the place. The story set on PEI reminded me sometimes of Anne of Green Gables, my favourite book as a child, and of my visits to the island. Except, I was there in summer. The book made me realize how brutal winters on the island can be. Adults will enjoy the book along with pre-teens, who are likely the target audience. I can see continuing the story of Pius James and his family and friends. I hope there will be a sequel.
Date published: 2015-01-14