The Midnight Dress

By Karen Foxlee

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School Library Journal

Reviewed on January 1, 2014  |  Multimedia Review

Gr 9 Up—Nearly 16, Rose Lovell has spent the last 11 years drifting around Australia with her alcoholic father, never staying anywhere long and never forming any relationships. She assumes their time in Leonora will be no different. But Rose isn't in town long before she is befriended by idealistic, romantically minded Pearl, and she finds herself agreeing to see an eccentric old woman to have a dress made for the annual Harvest Parade. Week after week Edie Ba...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on January 1, 2014

New girl Rose's sharp edges gradually soften through her relationships with optimistic classmate Pearl, eccentric dressmaker Edie, and love interest Murray. Rose feels a profound sense of belonging at Edie's ramshackle mountain home, where Edie teases out Rose's past and shares her own as they sew Rose's (possibly...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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