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Closer to nowhere / Ellen Hopkins.

Hopkins, Ellen, (author.).

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780593108611
  • ISBN: 0593108612
  • ISBN: 9780593108635
  • ISBN: 0593108639
  • ISBN: 9780800002053
  • ISBN: 0800002059
  • Physical Description: 405 pages ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: New York : G. P. Putnam's Sons, [2020]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Publisher, publishing date and paging may vary.
Summary, etc.:
For the most part, Hannah's life is just how she wants it. She has two supportive parents, she's popular at school, and she's been killing it at gymnastics. But when her cousin Cal moves in with her family, everything changes. Cal tells half-truths and tall tales, pranks Hannah constantly, and seems to be the reason her parents are fighting more and more. Nothing is how it used to be. She knows that Cal went through a lot after his mom died and she is trying to be patient, but most days Hannah just wishes Cal never moved in. For his part, Cal is trying his hardest to fit in, but not everyone is as appreciative of his unique sense of humor and storytelling gifts as he is. Humor and stories might be his defense mechanism, but if Cal doesn't let his walls down soon, he might push away the very people who are trying their best to love him. Told in verse from the alternating perspectives of Hannah and Cal, this is a story of two cousins who are more alike than they realize and the family they both want to save.-- Provided by publisher.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 10+. G. P. Putnam's Sons.
Grades 4-6. G. P. Putnam's Sons.
490L Lexile
Decoding demand: 92 (very high) Semantic demand: 100 (very high) Syntactic demand: 75 (high) Structure demand: 89 (very high) Lexile
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader AR MG+ 3.7 5.0
Accelerated Reader AR MG+ 3.7 5 511292.
Awards Note:
Truman Readers Award nominee, 2022-2023.
Subject: Families > Juvenile fiction.
Emotional problems of children > Juvenile fiction.
Cousins > Juvenile fiction.
Genre: Novels in verse.
Domestic fiction.

Available copies

  • 55 of 66 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Marshall. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Marshall Public Library.


  • 2 current holds with 66 total copies.
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Marshall Public Library JF FAM HOP (Text) 33391000189663 Readers Awards Display Available -

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