Chasing Orion

Chasing Orion

Book - 2010
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When a beautiful teen with polio enters their lives, a girl and her older brother find themselves drawn into a web of lies in this compelling novel
by a best-selling author. (Age 10 and up)

Eleven-year-old Georgie loves science-fiction movies, but she won't be going to the theater anytime soon. It's a hot Indiana summer in 1952, and public places from pools to camps are closing to slow the spread of polio. Despite all the headlines, Georgie never thought she'd come as close to the fearful disease as she does when she spies a silver glint in her neighbor's yard. There she discovers a monstrous, hissing machine, and inside is Phyllis, a girl encased in an iron lung. "I have eighty-seven cubic centimeters of air, but you have the world," Phyllis tells her. Phyllis's ability to breathe may be limited, but her strength to manipulate is boundless. As Georgie struggles to comprehend this once-gorgeous teenager's life in a "coffin with legs," Phyllis slowly weaves a web of lies that snare all those around her, including Georgie's quickly smitten brother. Can Georgie untangle the truth before Phyllis's deception achieves its inevitable end?
Publisher: Somerville, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2010.
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780763639822
0763639826
Branch Call Number: j F LASKY K
Characteristics: 362 pages ; 21 cm.

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dogsterdog
Jun 15, 2015

Amazing book, I actually could not find it for a long time and almost gave up. I loved it! Very sad though.

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MusicGirl107
Apr 22, 2014

Good book but its really sad

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caesull
Jun 28, 2012

what's the inappropriate stuff?

Captain_America Jul 29, 2011

This book may have had a good story line, but some of the parts were highly inappropriate. I got through a little more than half of it then skipped to the last few chapters just so I could see what happened. Would never recommend this book to anyone.

RenGrrl Jun 24, 2011

A best book of the month!

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MusicGirl107 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 14 and 16

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