How It Happened in Peach Hill

How It Happened in Peach Hill

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Annie's mother has special powers. Annie's mother is a master at drawing out secrets. Annie's mother is the one and only, the irresistible Madam Caterina. Annie and her mother come to Peach Hill, the latest in a string of towns where Mama sets herself up as a spiritual adviser who can put people in contact with the "dearly departed." Fifteen-year-old Annie is Mama's invisible secret weapon--she gathers important information about clients by pretending to be an idiot. After all, people will say anything in front of an idiot. But Annie isn't invisible, she's smart as a whip, and she longs to break out of this role and into a real life with friends and school. Annie may be under Mama's spell--but not for long. From the Hardcover edition.
Publisher: New York : Wendy Lamb Books, c2007.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780375837012
0375837019
9780375937019
0375937013
Branch Call Number: Fic
Characteristics: 232 p. ; 22 cm.

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Aug 02, 2017

How It Happened In Peach Hill is a daring story of a girl named Annie who has spent her life moving from city to city, running from the police and assisting her mother the “clairvoyant”. Tired of living in beat around places and just wanting to settle down, Annie sees the perfect place in Peach Hill. But Annie’s mother’s plans are more extravagant than ever and Annie resumes her role as the village psycho. However Annie is an ambitious girl, and like any teenager sees a glimpse of a life she wishes she had; and takes the reins. This book has you constantly guessing when someone is going to break and tear right through the pages in anger or passion; the characters are realistically covered. Every aspect, from the maid at Madame Caterina’s to the preacher down the street, is portrayed amazingly and this is a definite 5/5 for me considering I have re-read it millions of times!
- @jewelreader of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

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