Just Like Jackie

Just Like Jackie Family is family no matter what it looks like Readers will cheer for this pitch perfect story just right for fans of such books as The Great Gilly Hopkins and Fish in a Tree For as long as Robinson

  • Title: Just Like Jackie
  • Author: Lindsey Stoddard
  • ISBN: 0062652923
  • Page: 496
  • Format: Paperback
  • Family is family, no matter what it looks like Readers will cheer for this pitch perfect story, just right for fans of such books as The Great Gilly Hopkins and Fish in a Tree.For as long as Robinson Hart can remember, it s just been her and Grandpa He taught her about cars, baseball, and everything else worth knowing But Grandpa s memory has been getting bad so bad tha Family is family, no matter what it looks like Readers will cheer for this pitch perfect story, just right for fans of such books as The Great Gilly Hopkins and Fish in a Tree.For as long as Robinson Hart can remember, it s just been her and Grandpa He taught her about cars, baseball, and everything else worth knowing But Grandpa s memory has been getting bad so bad that he sometimes can t even remember Robbie s name.She s sure that she s making things worse by getting in trouble at school, but she can t resist using her fists when bullies like Alex Carter make fun of her for not having a mom.Now she s stuck in group guidance and to make things even worse, Alex Carter is there too There s no way Robbie s going to open up about her life to some therapy group, especially not with Alex in the room Besides, if she told anyone how forgetful Grandpa s been getting lately, they d take her away from him He s the only family she has and it s up to her to keep them together, no matter what.Praise for Just Like Jackie I was truly moved by this refreshing story about a scrappy young heroine and her struggle to protect her family Sara Pennypacker, New York Times bestselling author of Pax Just Like Jackie is a lovely story of acceptance about what makes a family and how we make our own families, and about embracing our differences Ann M Martin, New York Times bestselling author of Rain Reign A fresh coming of age nove

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    About “Lindsey Stoddard

    • Lindsey Stoddard

      I was born and raised in Vermont where I began my love for reading and writing in local libraries and independent bookstores My parents always like to remind me how well behaved I was growing up, EXCEPT in bookstores I would run and hide between the shelves because I wanted to live there I still kinda do I moved to New York City after college and taught middle school English for 10 years I was born and raised in Vermont where I began my love for reading and writing in local libraries and independent bookstores My parents always like to remind me how well behaved I was growing up, EXCEPT in bookstores I would run and hide between the shelves because I wanted to live there I still kinda do I moved to New York City after college and taught middle school English for 10 years in Washington Heights to the most inspiring, creative kids Their excitement around books motivated me to pursue my other childhood dream, becoming an author for kids I live with my family in New York City, but we travel to Vermont often to romp in the snow, stock up on syrup, and visit family

    784 thoughts on “Just Like Jackie

    • This is a amazing book targeted for 8 to 12 year old s and I would have loved this as a child As a adult i simple ADORE it Laugh, cry, and relate to this wonderful gimps into the life of a struggling girl named Robinson aka Robbie She doesn t have the best of tempers and when resident bully Alex doesn t leave her alone she punches him in the nose Little did she know that this would be the start of when everything changes Follow her through her struggles as she finds out that not everyone ha This [...]


    • This beautiful story and powerful protagonist definitely made me tear up at least twice The novel seamlessly weaves into its Vermont embedded narrative considerations of family and what that means , race, gender, Alzheimer s, and all through the lens of an inspiring fifth grader and her life with her grandpa.


    • Probably 3.5 stars I liked this but did not love it I think one of my main reservations is baseball as a theme I can think of one student who is into baseball and yet it continues to be a predominant theme in children s literature As for the book itself, there was a lot to appreciate even if it didn t totally win me over.


    • Fierceness and compassion move this story It can feel rare in children s lit, that educational and mental health professionals are shown to be competent and doing what is best for the situation Often when a story needs a heavy, poor teaching or bad counseling stand as a foil I appreciated that in this book everyone around Robbie is supportive, without solving her problems for her.


    • I went away to college at about the same time my grandfather went away to a facility that could care for him and his Alzheimer s Visits with him were rough In fact, I only visited him one time because instead of his grandson, he thought I was some buddy from the war he had been stationed with It was one of the most awkward, saddest conversations I ve ever been a part of I had lost my grandpa for good even though he was physically sitting right next to me on a bench, patting my leg.What a boo I w [...]


    • This debut novel is simply beautiful Robinson is learning about what makes a family and how sometimes you get a family and sometimes you make a family, all while trying to help her grandpa who has been forgetting things a lot She s trying to navigate school, friends and other kids who also have hard things going on in their lives The characters in this book ars all so likeable The relationship between Robison and her grandpa is sweet and tender The other adults in her life are kind and supp This [...]



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