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2016 Nominee
Voted 3 out of 20

Finding Grace

By Becky Citra. Published in 2014 by Second Story Press

Ten-year-old Hope is a bit of a loner with a wonderful imagination. Growing up in the 1950s with a single mother and a mysteriously absent father, the letters she writes to her imaginary friend, Grace, help her cope with the difficult times in her life: her mother’s depression, their money worries, struggles to make friends at school and her grandmother’s death.
On her eleventh birthday, Hope is shocked to learn that Grace is a real person–her twin sister, who contracted polio and was adopted when they were toddlers.

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26 thoughts on “Finding Grace

  1. Captain Nichola Goddard

    i love the cover of the book and how the story going.
    How did you get the idea for the book?
    Maybe you should make some pictures in the book or some words that can make the person imagine what is happening.
    Also which one is grace on the cover?

  2. Student at Captain Nichola Goddard School

    I loved this book because it shocked me how Hope thought Grace was her imaginary friend, but it ended up being her twin sister!
    Out of 5 stars, I would rate this book… well 5 STARS!!:)

  3. Captain Nicola Goddard

    I loved this book a lot because it was interesting that hope thought that grace was her imaginary friend but then her mom told her grace was her twin sister. So i just loved how you twisted every thing

  4. NSCS

    Great book!! I’ve been a 2016 Mountaineer for about 8 weeks and this is the only book I have actually enjoyed. Again, awesome book. I’ll probably vote for it!!!

  5. NSCS

    This is an amazing book!!:) It has a great story behind it and a great ending. Once you start it you won’t want to put the book down. It was the only book that I have loved the moment I finished. I might just vote for it!!!!!!!! :):):)

  6. NSCS

    I thought of this book a funny thrilling adventurous book. I thought that Hope’s mother was too funny! I would recommend this book for other people. But I also would give the rating 5 out of 5.

  7. St. Jerome

    I think this book was amazing! It was interesting because Hope always thought that Grace was an imaginary friend but she was more than an imaginary friend! I enjoyed this book a lot. I just didn’t really like the ending. It would be amazing if there could be sequel. I overall rate this book 9/10.

  8. captain nichola goddard

    i am still reading this but it is so good right now, i’ m on chapter seven and it is great!!
    i will give it 10 out of 10. 🙂

    1. VES

      I totally enjoyed this story. It was neat how Hope found out that Grace was here twin sister. It was also interesting that it took place in an area that is so close to us.
      I rate it 5 out of 5 stars.

  9. VES

    It’s a fantastic book, it’s really interesting how Hope finds out that Grace is real. I rate it 5 out of 5 stars.

  10. Agnes Davidson

    When I read the book I can imagine what it looks like when I read it. I love it when she found her sister. I like the notes that Grace writes. I feel bad for Grace when her grandma died.

  11. General stewart Elementry School

    I think this book is one of the most interesting books I have ever read. (besides warriors by erin hunter) I will probably vote on it but I want to read the night gardener and the swallow if I can, but so far I have given it FIVE STARS. SPOILER ALERT It was so sad when the granny died and hilarious when the granny came to the tea party instead of her mother (and emmbarising) ah sad/happy memors of the gamas life. It was also sad when cat died because he missed the grama.

  12. General Stewart School

    If you haven’t read this book you haven’t LIVED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  13. General Stewart School

    EPIC !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  14. Barnwell School

    I loved Finding Grace because, it was a heartwarming book with multiple every day struggles and other harder struggles. My favorite part was where they made pies together, it was one of the happiest moments and I think it was when Grace and Hope really connected. I have always loved fantasy and this is one of my favorites! 11 out of 10 stars for sure!! My favorite RMBA book by far!!

  15. Hillhurst School

    I really thought that Hope was a real person and this actually happened to her instead of just being pretend. The author made it so that it looked like she was Hope and that she had actually been through that dilemma. If I were Hope I would feel the same way about it!

  16. Hillhurst School

    I like how its full of drama and how Hope thought Grace was just an imaginary friend but actually Grace is Hope’s …………….. SISTER!!!!

  17. Hillhurst School

    I really liked this book and reading the story of Hope and Grace. I think that this book really brought out meanings of family and friendships.

  18. Hillhurst School

    I loved Finding Grace. I like how the letters are flying around Hope and Grace, as if they are united, together in a storm. I liked the idea of an imaginary friend. This book is awesome.

  19. Hillhurst Elementary School

    Finding Grace is an amazing book. It was so happy in the end when she and her twin become best friends. She got a friend, her mom got a husband and her dream job, a flower shop and everything turned out like a happily ever after.


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