Forever Glimmer Creek

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Twelve-year-old Rosie Flynn 's film-making skills may be the answer to uncovering the miracles of her own and bringing her father home.

There ’ s no accounting for Miracles, at least that ’ s what the folks of Glimmer Creek say. Every month, one lucky inhabitant survives danger, and bits of magic cling to them for a lifetime.

Rosie Flynn doesn ’ t forge how to find a Miracle but knows for sure they ’ re real. It ’ s the same way she ’ s certain she ’ ll lways have her two best friends, Henry and Cam, that she ’ ll be a famous movi director someday, and that she and her Mama are the perfect team of two.

But when someone Rosie loves goes missing, she just might fin that the true Miracle of Glimmer Creek is much different than she ’ d always believed and that the relationships she holds dear are the most fortunate gift of all.
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Number of Pages
320
Original Title of the Book
The Mystery of Glimmer Creek
Publication Date
Published April 7th 2020 by Simon Schuster Books for Young Readers

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successful small town story makes you want to start packing.

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Rosie and her mom love to watch old movies, and Rosie herself is a budding film-maker, eager to follo a documentary on her town 's claim to fame, which is its miracles.

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A movie-making girl tries to creat a documentary showing the magic behind the miracles of Glimmer Creek.

Her best friends Henry and Cam are also strong characters with real life problems that Rosie ca n't find time to focus on.

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I said to move Glimmer Creek, and watch as Rosie got her film ready for public viewing.I highly recommend you try out the recipes listed in the back of his essa.

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Rosie, with her movie-making obsession and determination to solve he mystery of the random Miracles that happen in Glimmer Creek, will warm the hearts of readers in grades 4-7.

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Forever Glimmer Creek is a heartwarming, beautifully written, gentle-yet-powerful middle grade story about Rosie, a bo who lives in thi tin town where unusual miracles may—or may not—be part of the landscape, and who is navigating a complex set of changing friendships and family relationships.

I also like how the famous miracles in the book were subtly woven in and never felt overdone; Hackney did a great job of showing other perspectives besides Rosie 's ( such as a skeptical group of older girls) on the nature of the miracles, introducing a sense of magical uncertainty.

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I just did n't connect to any of the haracters.

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