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Island Girl (Friends for a Season) [Paperback]

By Sandra Byrd (Author)
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During her annual summer visit to the berry fields of her grandparents' farm on Sauvie's Island, Oregon, thirteen-year-old Meg deepens her understanding of her unique characteristics and God's plan for her life. Original.

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Every summer thirteen-year-old Meg returns to the berry fields of her grandparents' farm on Sauvie's Island, Oregon. But this year, everything is different. With her mother remarried and a new baby on the way, Meg isn't quite sure where she fits in the family anymore. And now the comfortable familiarity of the farm has changed, too. There is a new girl, Tia...and she obviously holds a special place in Meg's grandparents' hearts. During this season of growth, Meg faces the challenge of figuring out what life, family, and friendship are all about. In order to thrive she must learn the importance of her unique characteristics and God's plan for her life. Book 1 of Friends for a Season.

Citations And Professional Reviews
Island Girl (Friends for a Season) by Sandra Byrd has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
  • CBA Retailers - 04/01/2005 page 55
  • Booklist - 10/01/2005 page 67

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Bethany House
Pages   176
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.4" Width: 5.52" Height: 0.66"
Weight:   0.4 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   May 1, 2005
Age  10-14
Edition  Reprinted  
Series  Friends For A Season  
Series Number  1  
ISBN  0764200208  
ISBN13  9780764200205  

Availability  0 units.

More About Sandra Byrd

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Sandra Byrd has published more than three dozen books in the Christian fiction and nonfiction market, including her series for adults, French Twist, which includes the Christy finalist Let Them Eat Cake.

Sandra Byrd currently resides in Portland, in the state of Oregon.

Sandra Byrd has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Daughters of Hampshire
  2. London Confidential
  3. One Year

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Product Categories

1Books > Subjects > Children > Ages 9-12 > General
2Books > Subjects > Children > People & Places > Social Situations > Friendship > Fiction
3Books > Subjects > Children > Religions > Christianity > Ages 9-12
4Books > Subjects > Children > Religions > Fiction > Fiction
5Books > Subjects > Teens

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island girl  Oct 1, 2005
A Truly Heartwarming Read That Teen's Will Enjoy!!!  Aug 30, 2005
Thirteen year old Meg is returning to her beloved grandparents island home for summer. The difference with this summer is...she is going to decide where she wants to live. Should she pick her mother, stepfather, and new baby brother/sister? Or will she live with her father who is an Army Colonel and thinking of retiring from his military career? As if this isn't enough for her thirteen year old mind, she now finds a new family living on her grandparents berry farm, and she feels just a little threatned. Is her place about to be taken by this new girl? And what does this mean for Meg? Will she and Tia be able to call each other friend and how will this change Meg?

This is truly a wonderful story about growing up. Meg is not your typical teenager in some ways, and in others she is like every teenager walking the earth. Ms. Byrd has truly captured the angst that everyone feels when put in a new situation that's not familiar or expected. This is really a read that anyone can relate to regardless of age. Although this book does offer a lesson about acceptance and it's also a story of friendship and the precious gift that it offers. This is one author that truly entertains as she teaches. In other words this a read you won't want to miss.

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Heartwarming story!  Jun 8, 2005
Sandra Byrd's Island Girl: Friends for a Season is the story of 13-year-old Meg. Each summer Meg travels to Sauvie Island to spend the summer with her father's parents. This summer is different because Meg's mother and stepfather are having a new baby, her father may retire from the Army and return to Sauvie Island to live, and there's a new family from Mexico living on the farm and helping her grandparents.

Meg understands that Papa and Grammy are getting older and need help with the farm. But Meg is not sure how she feels about Tia (the young Mexican girl) and her family. If Tia's family works on the farm, what will her father do if he returns home?

All these questions are important, but Meg has a more difficult decision to make during the summer. She must decide if she will return to her mother and stepfather's home or live with her father, Grammy and Papa.

To Meg's surprise she and Tia make friends and embark on a summer of exploration of friendship, cultural differences, importance of family and a deepening of their faith. Her experiences and relationships contribute to Meg's ultimate decision about where she will live.

This is a genuine and heartwarming story of growing up and having the courage to be real and make difficult choices. I believe adolescent and young teen girls will embrace this book and the message it holds. Island Girl: Friends for a Season is recommended by
This book is very good!!!!!!!  Apr 22, 2005
Island Girl by Sandra Byrd emphasizes the importance of friendship and thinking of others before yourself. It is a very refreshing fictional story filled with valuable messages, encouragement, and girl-fun!!!! I highly recommend this book!!!!!

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