From two extraordinary authors comes a moving, exuberant, laugh-out-loud novel about friendship and family, told entirely in emails and letters.
Avery Bloom, who's bookish, intense, and afraid of many things, particularly deep water, lives in New York City. Bett Devlin, who's fearless, outgoing, and loves all animals as well as the ocean, lives in California. What they have in common is that they are both twelve years old, and are both being raised by single, gay dads.
When their dads fall in love, Bett and Avery are sent, against their will, to the same sleepaway camp. Their dads hope that they will find common ground and become friends--and possibly, one day, even sisters.
But things soon go off the rails for the girls (and for their dads too), and they find themselves on a summer adventure that neither of them could have predicted. Now that they can't imagine life without each other, will Bett and Avery (who sometimes call themselves Night Owl and Dogfish) figure out a way to be a family?
We are offering 10% off the list price of titles on the 2021/2022 school year Oregon Battle of the Books lists! The paperback's typical price is $8.99. To Night Owl from Dogfish is in OBOB's 6th-8th grade division.
Authors: Holly Goldberg Sloan & Meg Wolitzer
Paperback, 304 pages, Ages 10 and up. Publisher: Puffin Books, April 28, 2020.