The Pinballs by Betsy Byars

The Pinballs

byBetsy Byars

Paperback | August 10, 2004

not yet rated|write a review

Pricing and Purchase Info

$7.25

Earn 36 plum® points
Special Offer Buy One, Get One 50% All Kids and Baby Books

Ships within 1-2 weeks

Ships free on orders over $25

Not available in stores

about

From Newbery-winning author Betsy Byers comes a story full of "poignancy, perception, and humor" (The Chicago Tribune), about three foster kids who learn what it takes to make a family.

You can't always decide where life will take you—especially when you're a kid.

Carlie knows she's got no say in what happens to her. Stuck in a foster home with two other kids, Harvey and Thomas J, she's just a pinball being bounced from bumper to bumper. As soon as you get settled, somebody puts another coin in the machine and off you go again.

But against her will and her better judgment, Carlie and the boys become friends. And all three of them start to see that they can take control of their own Iives.