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Tallahassee Higgins

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Tallahassee Higgins

"Out of sight, out of mind." That's what Tallahassee Higgins's mother, Liz, always says about her ex-boyfriends. But now that Tallahassee has been sent to live with her aunt and uncle in Maryland so Liz can start a movie career in California, the words are taking on new meaning.

Aunt Thelma says that Liz is gone for good, but Talley is sure her mother will come for her. So who cares if mean Aunt Thelma hates her, if she's failing sixth grade, or if the kids at school think she's a liar? It's not like she's staying in Maryland forever.

Unless Aunt Thelma is right and Liz isn't coming back.

Awards

• Texas Bluebonnet Award Master List

Reviews

✭"This novel is memorable for its realistic portrayal of human vulnerabilities and the careful balance of humor and heartache. Hahn writes about contemporary issues with all of the necessary elements of good fiction. . . . There are no weak links in this literary chain."
School Library Journal, STARRED review

"Hahn tells her story with enough skill to rivet attention. . . . A page-turner with a well-drawn protagonist."
Kirkus Reviews