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E.D. Applewhite, a teenage member of a rather eccentric family of artists is somewhat dismayed when she discovers that her aunt has invited Jake Semple, a juvenile delinquent known for having started his old school on fire, to join their family "school".
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   The family school as Jake finds out is actually a "cooperative education" experiment where each of the Applewhites' children are expected to create their own curriculum and courses. Although very angry and stand-offish at first Jake is quickly drawn in by the family and their accepting ways and soon finds himself pitching in on the families big project- a local production of "The Sound of Music" that will be held in their barn. As E.D. and Jake deal with many trials and difficulties working together on the production they develope a stronger friendship as well as discover some hidden talents that end up saving the show.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   thoughtful Time/era of story    -   2000+ (Present Day) Kids growing up/acting up?    -   Yes Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Age 11-14 Age group of kid(s) in story:    -   high school

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   student Age:    -   a teen Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   5 () United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Southeast Small town?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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