Out of the Blue

Scholastic Canada
School & Library Binding | 120 Pages
ISBN: 978-0613359962
Reading age from 9 to 12

Megan’s parents have been acting very secretive and strange lately, and Megan is sure that they’re planning a surprise for her upcoming twelfth birthday. Their news is a surprise, all right, but not the one Megan was expecting. Out of the blue, Megan’s life is about to be turned upside down.

Where did this book come from?
I was listening to the radio one day and there was a programme on adoption. They talked to kids who had been adopted, parents who had adopted children, and mothers who had given up babies for adoption. It was fascinating but nobody mentioned brother and sisters. I got to wondering . . .

What do readers think?

Another portrayal of a contemporary family forced to refocus, written by an author who is in touch with real life and relationships.
-School Library Journal

The humor of everyday life blends with the story of an unusual situation to make a strong, affectionate, and readable portrait of a girl and her family.

-The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

The characters and their relationships are vivid, fully realized and difficult to forget.

-Quill and Quire (a starred review)

Out of the Blue won the Mr. Christie Book Award and the I.O.D.E. Violet Downey Award and has been translated into French.