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A Good Place To Start

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Categorization is odious. There is tremendous overlap among genres. These pigeonholes are offered only as a convenience.

Mary Pope Osborne

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pageminder January 27th, 2006 07:48 AM PST

I love Mary Pope Osborne's young adult novels--"Best Wishes, Joe Brady," "Last One Home," "Run, Run, As Fast As You Can." They are all wonderfully written, with clear, witty, sharply observed prose and memorable characters caught in all-too-plausible conflicts. The dialogue is pitch-perfect and the stories work on a deep level of emotional complexity.

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FROM: www.MaryPopeOsborne.com

Growing Up


I grew up in the military. By the time I was fifteen I had lived in Oklahoma, Austria, Florida, and four different army posts in Virginia and North Carolina. Moving was never traumatic for me, partly, I think, because I had very close and loving relationships with my parents, my twin brother, my younger brother, and my older sister.

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