The Center of Everything by Laura Moriarty

Center of Everything by Laura MoriartyTitle: The Center of Everything

Author: Laura Moriarty

Call #: MOR

This coming of age story is told by Evelyn Bucknow, a young girl growing up in a small town in Kansas with her single mother, Tina. When Tina becomes pregnant with a child, who is later born severely retarded, her boyfriend skips town, creating even more hardships in their lives.  Evelyn is visited weekly by her grandmother, a religious conservative, who tries to influence her thinking, but as Evelyn grows older, she struggles to find her own voice and place in the world.

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