The White Bicycle

The White Bicycle

Book - 2012
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The White Bicycle is the third title in the Wild Orchid trilogy following the adventures of Taylor Jane, a young woman with Asperger's Syndrome. In The White Bicycle , Taylor travels to the south of France with her mother and her friends. She is going to be working for the summer babysitting for the Phoenix family. While on this journey Taylor will embark on another quest for independence both personal and universal as she casts her mind back to her earliest memories.

Governor General's Literary Award 2013 finalist

Young Adult Library Services Association's (YALSA) Best Fiction for Young Adults (BFYA) 2014 nominee

Michael L. Printz Award, Honor Book 2013

2013 Saskatoon Book Awards: Young Adult Literature Award nominee

Publisher: Markham, Ont. : Red Deer Press, [2012]
Copyright Date: ©2012
ISBN: 9780889954830
Branch Call Number: TEEN BRE
Characteristics: 198 pages ;,19 cm


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JCLChrisK Oct 22, 2013

Brenna has given Taylor such a wonderful voice, it's a joy to read this book for the simple fact of getting to know Taylor and her experience of the world. With her Asperger's, there are things she doesn't get that are obvious to the rest of us, but there are also things she sees and understands that many of us might miss. ----- In this book she tells the story of her summer in France when she is nineteen and on the cusp of adulthood, trying to gain confidence in her competence to claim independence from her mother and move forward as a full person. It's a relatable and inspiring story.


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JCLChrisK Oct 22, 2013

Numbers are the smallest unit of meaning I know. Words are the next largest unit of meaning, and in spite of the confusion they often bring, I admire their complexities. Words are almost as interesting as numbers. But it is safer not to use words unless you have to.

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