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Spring 2013 Kids' Indie Next List

For Ruby Pepperdine, the “center of everything” is on the rooftop of Pepperdine Motors in her donut-obsessed town of Bunning, New Hampshire, stargazing from the circle of her grandmother Gigi’s hug. That’s how everything is supposed to be—until Ruby messes up and things spin out of control. But she has one last hope. It all depends on what happens on Bunning Day, when the entire town will hear Ruby read her winning essay. And it depends on her twelfth birthday wish—unless she messes that up too. Can Ruby’s wish set everything straight in her topsy-turvy world?
Hardcover, 208 pages
Published on March 5, 2013 by HMH Books for Young Readers
ISBN-10: 0547763484
ISBN-13: 9780547763484
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  • secret321
    secret321Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at 2:12 pm
    This book sounds sooo cool
    • music18
      music18Sunday, April 14, 2013 at 12:08 pm
      This book should be really good since I love to eat... DONUTS!!!
      • love_24
        love_24Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at 8:52 am
        Good book
        • peyton7890
          peyton7890Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at 3:16 pm
          i think it would be a good book to read
          • mustachelover1
            mustachelover1Monday, April 8, 2013 at 3:19 pm
            Looks like a good book hope to win. Good luck to everybody
            • barbiegirl17
              barbiegirl17Monday, April 8, 2013 at 1:30 pm
              i cant wait to read hope i win!
              • maddyrocks13
                maddyrocks13Sunday, April 7, 2013 at 5:04 pm33 starsFeatured
                The Center of Everything, by Linda Urban, is a story told along two timelines. The first is the present, a day in the main character, Ruby, called Bunning Day. The other timeline is the past leading up to Bunning Day. Ruby's life hasn't been going that great for her, as is told in the past timeline, but on Bunning Day, the day of the guy who invented the donut hole, everything seems to fall into place by the end of the day. This book is good for younger girls and anyone who liked A Crooked Kind of Perfect, because it's by the same author. Hope you like!
                • IyannaSunday, April 7, 2013 at 11:36 am
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                    • madisonr
                      madisonrFriday, April 5, 2013 at 1:51 pm
                      i really think that this book will be really good to read!