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This is an auction for OUTSIDE BEAUTY by Cynthia Kadohata.

"Shelby, Maddie, Lakey, and Marilyn have the same mother but four different fathers. Their Japanese mother is obsessed with her beauty, which she uses to charm the men she meets and seduces in order to keep her family solvent. The four Chicago sisters have primarily raised themselves and are incredibly close. Late one night, their world shifts after they learn that their mother has been injured in an auto accident and will require extensive plastic surgery. The girls can’t stay alone, so they are separated and farmed out to their fathers. Only Shelby and her father, Jiro, reach each other’s hearts, and it’s Jiro who eventually understands that the sisters need to be together. His realization only comes, though, after the girls’ enact a junior-high version of a Thelma & Louise auto escape. Kadohata, author of the Newbery Medal–winner Kira-Kira (2004), never fully develops the theme of beauty that’s implied by the title, but Shelby’s venture to Arkansas, where she has some first experiences with outdoor living, is endearing, as are the relationships among the closely connected sisters."
- Booklist (US)

Very favourable reviews on

Paperback 2008.

265 pages.

Very good condition.

The cost of shipping is $4.95.

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston ?North following the auction.

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