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Here, There, Everywhere
Contributor(s): Durango, Julia, Terrones, Tyler
ISBN: 0062314033     ISBN-13: 9780062314031
Publisher: Harperteen
    OUR PRICE: $16.19  
Product Type: Hardcover
Published: December 2017
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Annotation: Anticipating the worst summer of his life when his family moves to a tiny town, teen Zeus falls for a beautiful musician who is determined to leave the community to pursue her dreams. 20,000 first printing. Simultaneous eBook.
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Summer; Fiction.
Musicians; Fiction.
Love; Fiction.
Dewey: [Fic]
LCCN: bl2017052096
Academic/Grade Level: Grade 7-9, Age 12-14
Book type: Juvenile Fiction
Physical Information: 8.50" H x 6.00" W x 1.00" (0.80 lbs) 298 pages
 
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.

Reviewed by Publishers Weekly Reviews (PW Reviews 2017 October #2)

In this lighthearted romance, Zeus's mother moves the family from Chicago to middle-of-nowhere Illinois to open a café. Friendless and aimless, Zeus has little to do beyond helping his mother with lunch deliveries—with his WWII-obsessed younger brother, Grub, in tow, imagining battles the entire way. During a stop at a nursing home, he meets musically talented Rose and stumbles into a community of rambunctious elderly residents. Durango (The Leveller) and first-time author Terrones infuse Zeus's narration with reflection, emotion, and hope as he ventures into new friendships and into first love with Rose, who is planning to move to New York City to study music. This story is as much about family as it is about romance: Zeus's close but challenging relationship with Grub takes center stage throughout, and their mother is an invested, perceptive parent whom Zeus confides in. Readers should find it easy to fall for Zeus and everyone else in his new life in this breezily enjoyable novel about new beginnings. Ages 13–up. Agency: Adams Literary. (Dec.)

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Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2017 October)

Gr 9 Up—A seemingly lackluster small town becomes more appealing when two musically inclined teens fall in love and realize their time together in Buffalo Falls, Illinois may be shorter than they think. Jesús Bjorn Gunderson (who goes by Zeus), his World War II—obsessed little brother Manuel (whom Zeus calls Grub), and their mother leave Chicago to pursue her dream of opening a vegetarian café. While delivering food to a nursing home, Zeus meets Rose Santos, who's there playing piano. Zeus begins to volunteer at the nursing home as a way to hang around Rose more, and it doesn't take long for them to start dating. Their fun summer filled with dates to the county fair, a polka fest, a psychic, and more takes an uncertain turn when Rose reveals that she may go away to a music conservatory in the fall and when Zeus learns his mother may want to move them back to Chicago. They try to abide by the rule of one of their elderly friends—just enjoy today—but that's easier said than done. The charming Buffalo Falls is populated with vibrant characters—from Zeus's new friends to the residents of the nursing home—but Zeus and Rose feel underdeveloped. The plot begins to lose steam midway through, and the couple's dialogue often feels stiff. The story takes some unexpected turns, especially regarding the nursing home patients, and the exhilaration of first love feels realistic if somewhat rushed to fit the compact time line. VERDICT This sweet but unremarkable romance is an additional purchase.—Amanda MacGregor, Parkview Elementary School, Rosemount, MN

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