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The Collected Works of Gretchen Oyster
The Collected Works of Gretchen Oyster | Cary Fagan
2 posts | 3 read
Who is Gretchen Oyster? The discovery of a series of mysterious handmade postcards distracts Hartley from trouble at home. A poignant novel for fans of Rebecca Stead and Holly Goldberg Sloan. Hartley Staples, near-graduate of middle school, is grappling with the fact that his older brother has run away from home, when he finds a handmade postcard that fascinates him. And soon he spots another. Despite his losing interest in pretty much everything since Jackson ran away, Hartley finds himself searching for cards in his small town at every opportunity, ignoring other responsibilities, namely choosing a topic for his final project. Who is G.O. and why are they scattering cards about the town?
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VioletBramble
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Mehso-so

I received this book through Library Thing‘s Early Reviewers program.
Hartley Staples becomes obsessed with the artist who makes the handmade art postcards he keeps finding at random places around town. The artist is Gretchen Oyster.
This is a good middle grade read but it feels unfinished. I expected more to happen when Hartley and Gretchen finally meet.

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Michellekidwell
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Mehso-so

Despite loosing interest in pretty much everything since Jackson ran away, he finds comfort in those postcards. But his searching for the cards gets in the way of everything else including choosing a final topic before he graduates