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Thirteen Never Changes

TitleThirteen Never Changes
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication1989
AuthorsWilson, Budge
PublisherScholastic-TAB Publications
CityRichmond Hill, Ont
DescriptorsChapter Book; Death; Diaries; English Language; Families; Grief; Historical Fiction; History; Nova Scotia; Reading

Lorinda Dauphinee never really knew her grandmother but when she is given her diaries after her grandmother's funeral she has the opportunity to get to know her better. Reading her grandmother's diary, Lorinda comes to realise that she is not alone in her feelings and that thirteen is a difficult age for anyone, in all periods of history. This chapter book is part of the Blue Harbour series. Author Budge Wilson is from Nova Scotia.


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Lorinda is thirteen when her grandmother dies. Because her grandmother leaves Lorinda all of her diaries, Lorinda soon gains a new perspective into her grandmother’s life when she too was thirteen. Lorinda learns that her grandmother’s struggles as a thirteen-year old were not that different from Lorinda’s current problems.