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Grades 6 - 8Grades 3 - 5n/a4.433442

A middle grade novel about a 12-year-old girl dealing with loss, who uncovers a rather grisly scam involving a crematorium.

After her brother, sister, and father die in a plane crash, Daralynn Oakland receives 237 dolls from well-wishers, resulting in her nickname: Dolly. But dolls are little comfort to a twelve-year-old girl whose world is rocked by the dramatic changes in her life, including her angry, grieving mother's new job as a hairstylist at the local funeral home.

Dolly gets a job, too, where she accidentally invents a fashionable new haircut. But in Grounded by Kate Klise, her real work begins when a crematorium comes to town, and someone has to save a dying business, solve a burning mystery, and resuscitate the broken hearts in Digginsville, Missouri, population 402.

Hardcover, 208 pages
Published on November 9, 2010 by Feiwel & Friends
ISBN-10: 0312570392
ISBN-13: 9780312570392
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  • balletgirl2020
    balletgirl2020Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at 5:00 pm
    This was a really good book! It is about a girl who's family died in a plane crash(except her mother), and her Mamaw is acting very strange. Everyone starts calling her Dolly since she has to many dolls!
    • skygirl852
      skygirl852Wednesday, February 6, 2013 at 2:32 pm
      I love this book. I found it in the library one day and I thought uh why not. So I started reading it and I really love this book. I am in the middle of the book. DON'T TELL ME HOW IT ENDS!!!!!!!!