One True Way by Shannon Hitchcock

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Read One True Way Online Free - A heartening story of two girls who discover their friendship is something more. But how, among their backward town, will Sam and Allie face what they know is true about themselves?

Welcome to Daniel Boone Middle School in the 1970s, where teachers and coaches must hide who they are, and girls who like girls are forced to question their own choices. Presented in the voice of a premier storyteller, One True Way sheds exquisite light on what it means to be different, while at the same time being wholly true to oneself. Through the lives and influences of two girls, readers come to see that love is love is love. Set against the backdrop of history and politics that surrounded gay rights in the 1970s South, this novel is a thoughtful, eye-opening, look at tolerance, acceptance, and change, and will widen the hearts of all readers.

Title : One True Way
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ISBN : 1338181726
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 224 pages


Ms. rated it ★★★★★

March 08, 2018

ARC provided by publisher upon request In 1977, Allie and her mother move from New Jersey to the South. Grieving over the death of her brother in a car accident and the separation and pending divorce of her parents, Allie is relieved when a popular girl, Sam, talks to her on her first day at Danie...

Brittany rated it ★★★★★

August 05, 2017

I received this ARC from a local bookseller to write a review. This book will be joining my classroom. Set in the 1970's in the South, Allie deals with a lot of intense topics for this time period including divorce, the rising power of mega-churches, women's rights and the struggles many homosexu...

Andrew rated it ★★★★★

November 30, 2017

An essential diverse middle grade read that I adored from start to finish. Allie and Sam become quick best friends, but question themselves when they start to develop crushes on eachother. Others in their small town don't acknowledge that two of the women teachers at their school live together, a...

Richie rated it ★★★★★

March 06, 2018

Richie’s Picks: ONE TRUE WAY by Shannon Hitchcock, Scholastic, February 2018, 224p., ISBN: 978-1-338-18172-2 “There will come a time when everybody who is lonely Will be free to sing and dance and love” --Frank Zappa, March 1968 “On Monday, the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that federal law...

Barbara rated it ★★★★☆

March 14, 2018

Seventh grader Allison (Allie) Drake has just moved to North Carolina in 1977 with her mother and is attending Daniel Boone Middle School. Her family is fractured due to the death of her older brother Eric, and her parents are separated. Allie is trying to pull her life back together while dealin...

Paul rated it ★★★★★

January 29, 2018

Over the weekend, I got a chance to read Shannon Hitchcock's newest. Set in 1977 North Carolina, ONE TRUE WAY tells the story of Allie, a new student to Daniel Boone Middle School. One of the first students she meets is the friendly and widely-connected Sam. Sam sets forth a series of meetings fo...

Kelsey rated it ★★★☆☆

January 07, 2018

What a great way to reach teens and tweens about LGBTQ relationships. Allie and Sam are completely lovable characters that are not only trying to sort out their feelings, but also trying to be who they are living in the South with many people who find gay people to be abominations. Readers will b...

Kate rated it ★★★★☆

February 13, 2018

ONE TRUE WAY is an accessible and relatable look at a 7th grade girl's realization that she is gay, and the surrounding homophobia in small town America in the 1970s. Hitchcock's prose is sparse, and due to its hopeful story arc, this fairly simplistic slim novel will be just what some children i...

Kendra rated it ★★★★★

August 25, 2017

Writing about middle grades friendships/love-type interests can be tricky at best. Adults tend to want to over-simplify kids. But the primary characters in One True Way get to experience the full range of emotions. And it's both exhilarating and painful to watch. Then again, so is real life when...

Kathy rated it ★★★★★

September 05, 2017

Like her highly regarded RUBY LEE & ME, Shannon Hitchcock’s newest, ONE TRUE WAY is historical fiction mixed with some true-to-life elements from her own life. For me, this mixture of elements creates a highly accessible view into history that tugs at the heart. For this novel, Shannon delves...

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