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Pinned (2012)

Author: Sharon G. Flake [link to author's website]
Publisher: Scholastic
Number of pages: 240 pages

Autumn and Adonis have nothing in common and everything in common. Autumn is outgoing and has lots of friends, Adonis is shy and not so eager to connect with people. But even with their differences, the two share one trait: they're each dealing with a handicap. For Autumn, who has a learning disability, reading is a painful struggle that makes it hard to focus in class. But as her school's most aggressive team wrestler, Autumn can take down any problem. Adonis is confined to a wheelchair. He has no legs. He can't walk or dance. But he's a strong reader who loves books. Even so, Adonis has a secret he knows someone like Autumn can heal. In time, Autumn and Adonis are forced to see that our greatest weaknesses can turn into the assets that forever change us and those we love. Told in alternating voices, Pinned explores issues of self-discovery, friendship, and what it means to be different.

ISBN 13: 978-0545057189
Reading Level (grade): 3.4
Reading Level (A-Z): O