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A Little Wanting Song

A Little Wanting Song

(2005)
(Chasing Charlie Duskin)
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A summer of friendship, romance, and songs in major chords. . . .

CHARLIE DUSKIN loves music, and she knows she's good at it. But she only sings when she's alone, on the moonlit porch or in the back room at Old Gus's Secondhand Record and CD Store. Charlie's mom and grandmother have both died, and this summer she's visiting her grandpa in the country, surrounded by ghosts and grieving family, and serving burgers to the local kids at the milk bar. She's got her iPod, her guitar, and all her recording equipment, but she wants more: A friend. A dad who notices her. The chance to show Dave Robbie that she's not entirely unspectacular.

ROSE BUTLER lives next door to Charlie's grandfather and spends her days watching cars pass on the freeway and hanging out with her troublemaker boyfriend. She loves Luke but can't wait to leave their small country town. And she's figured out a way: she's won a scholarship to a science school in the city, and now she has to convince her parents to let her go. This is where Charlie comes in. Charlie, who lives in the city, and whom Rose has ignored for years. Charlie, who just might be Rose's ticket out.

Told in alternating voices and filled with music, friendship, and romance, Charlie and Rose's "little wanting song" is about the kind of longing that begins as a heavy ache but ultimately makes us feel hopeful and wonderfully alive.

 
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Used availability for Cath Crowley's A Little Wanting Song


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Hardback Editions

June 2010 : USA Hardback
Title: A Little Wanting Song
Author(s): Cath Crowley
ISBN: 0-375-86096-7 / 978-0-375-86096-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

June 2010 : USA Library Binding
Title: A Little Wanting Song
Author(s): Cath Crowley
ISBN: 0-375-96096-1 / 978-0-375-96096-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

October 2011 : USA Paperback
Title: A Little Wanting Song
Author(s): Cath Crowley
ISBN: 0-375-85449-5 / 978-0-375-85449-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ember
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

April 2005 : UK Paperback
Title: Chasing Charlie Duskin
Author(s): Cath Crowley
ISBN: 0-330-42160-3 / 978-0-330-42160-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

June 2010 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: A Little Wanting Song
Author(s): Cath Crowley
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   



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