Grades 6 - 8
Grade level Equivalent: 6.1
Lexile Measure®: 790L
Guided Reading: W
- Realistic Fiction
- Divorce, Remarriage, Blended Families
- Adult Content
About This Book
Ann M. Martin, author of the Newbery Honor book A Corner of the Universe, explores the delicate bonds of family in her most captivating novel yet.
Ellie, who is about to start 6th grade in the small town of Spectacle, NY, is the oldest child in her off-center family. Her father works construction jobs, while her mother, Doris, has only one dream — to become a rich and famous actress. But when that dream leads to Doris's abandonment of the family, it is Ellie who is called upon to take charge.
Praise for Here Today
"Martin paints a well-articulated picture of the times, but it is her memorable characters that shine here." — School Library Journal