Hold Fast

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Written by Blue Balliett

From NYT bestselling author Blue Balliett, the story of a girl who falls into Chicago’s shelter system, and from there must solve the mystery of her father’s strange disappearance.

Where is Early’s father? He’s not the kind of father who would disappear. But he’s gone . . . and he’s left a whole lot of trouble behind.

As danger closes in, Early, her mom, and her brother have to flee their apartment. With nowhere else to go, they are forced to move into a city shelter. Once there, Early starts asking questions and looking for answers. Because her father hasn’t disappeared without a trace. There are patterns and rhythms to what’s happened, and Early might be the only one who can use them to track him down and make her way out of a very tough place.

With her signature, singular love of language and sense of mystery, Blue Balliett weaves a story that takes readers from the cold, snowy Chicago streets to the darkest corner of the public library, on an unforgettable hunt for deep truths and a reunited family.

2 thoughts on “Hold Fast

  1. This book is very exciting and a little mysterious. Earl was a serious and mysterious boy. He never revealed any of his feelings t0 his parents and always kept things a secret. I loved this book but would recommend it to people who like mystery and suspenseful types of books instead of people who like fairy tale type endings. I think that this book deserves a 7 out of 7 as it was very original and the plot was pacing and unpredictable.

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