Almost Home by Joan Bauer

Almost Home

Newbery Honor winner Joan Bauer's new novel will touch your heartWhen twelve-year-old Sugar's grandfather dies and her gambling father takes off yet again, Sugar and her mother lose their home in Missouri. They head to Chicago for a fresh start, only to discover that fresh starts aren't so easy to come by for the homeless. Nevertheless, Sugar's mother has taught her to be grateful no matter what, so Sugar does her best. With the help of a rescue ...


Details Almost Home

TitleAlmost Home
ISBN9780670012893
Author
Release DateSep 13th, 2012
PublisherViking Juvenile
LanguageEnglish
GenreRealistic Fiction, Childrens, Middle Grade, Young Adult, Fiction, Animals, Dogs
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Reviews Almost Home

  • Lola
    2017-07-24
    Sugar has lost her father and her house. Fortunately, she still has her mom—although she doesn’t act like a mother—and a furry friend, although she doesn’t have a home for him either. Thanks to her gambler of a father, she and her mom are now homeless. Eventually, she is placed into a home, with people that are good to her and help her and her mother see the truth, but before that, she experiences what it’s like to have no place to go.N...
  • Liviania
    2012-10-22
    Let's all take a moment to appreciate the cover of ALMOST HOME. First, and most importantly, the adorable puppy. But it's appropriate for the intended audience without alienating crossover audiences. It could be the cover of a women's fiction or chick-lit novel as easily as a middle-grade one. Classy.Now, the blurb and press release had me running for the hills. A girl named Sugar Mae Cole becomes homeless and goes into foster care with her rescu...
  • Kate Matson
    2016-11-23
    2.5 Summary From Goodreads:When twelve-year-old Sugar's grandfather dies and her gambling father takes off yet again, Sugar and her mother lose their home in Missouri. They head to Chicago for a fresh start, only to discover that fresh starts aren't so easy to come by for the homeless. Nevertheless, Sugar's mother has taught her to be grateful no matter what, so Sugar does her best. With the help of a rescue dog, Shush; a foster family; a support...
  • Kelsey
    2015-01-08
    "Once, long ago, a girl lost her home, but she didn't lose her dream. She hung onto it as the wind kept trying to blow it away, But that just made it stronger." The genre of Almost Home is Realistic Fiction. I absolutely loved this book! The setting takes place in Missouri and then in Chicago. Sugar and her mom, Reba have to get out of their house by Friday because Reba can't pay the mortgage on the house. Sugar's grandfather, King Cole, dies and...
  • Meghan McClurg
    2014-09-24
    I loved Almost Home. It was just so interesting because I have never even seen a book about homeless girls. Joan Bauer's idea was simply original. My favourite part was when Sugar started going around to people's houses painting their door vibrant colours such as purple, red and orange. Sugar's story is so sad I was almost crying at one point. When all of her and Reba's (her mother) stuff was moved out on to the street by the sheriff when he was ...
  • Linda Lipko
    2012-12-09
    Don't let the cover full you! There is nothing over the top fluffy about the tale of a spunky, spirited, scared twelve year old whose father is a jerk and whose mother needs the jerk in her life more than needing to provide stability for her daughter.There is nothing soft and fuzzy about a mother who is emotionally, mentally unstable and whose actions lead to homelessness for herself and her daughter.Highly recommended. This is a poignant, honest...
  • Kate C
    2016-12-16
    I loved Almost Home. It is about a girl named Sugar, her mom, Reba, and her dog, Shush. They are homeless and Reba is very depressed. They go through many hard struggles. Will they get through these hard times, and find a home? I liked this book because it was very inspirational. I did not like this book because it was sad at some parts. Throughout this book, it made me feel sad, happy, and scared. People who like sad but inspirational books woul...
  • marcy marshall
    2014-11-18
    Do you like to read heart warming book's? If so this is a prefect book for you ,that will have you running for a box of tissues. This is a realistic fiction and a heart warming story that will touch your heart . *** spoiler alert ***This story takes place in Missouri and Chicago and the reason why it takes place in two different setting is because sugar who is the main character first lived in Missouri in the beginning of the story then sugar be...
  • Michelle Li
    2019-10-29
    The title of the book is Almost Home by Joan Bauer. It’s realistic fiction because the story could’ve happened to people and/or animals in a made-up setting. Sugar is a 6th grade girl and is 12 years old. Sugar is homeless because her dad gambled all of their money on a casino. She, her mom, and her dog Shush lived in a shelter. The theme in the book shows that even though she is homeless, she accepts it with kindness. Most of the story takes...
  • Amelia
    2019-05-20
    I don't even know where to begin. Almost Home made me laugh, cry, think, laugh, cry and think all over again. It's a fairly lite version of homelessness which suits a middle grade audience but is still poignant for all that. Although I like my poetry a little more sparse and sharp edged I nevertheless want to share some of Sugar's words with you:"I wouldn't dare shout out my dreams because they're too young to be out on their own. ""My mother is ...