One True Way

One True Way

A heartening story of two girls who discover their friendship is something more. But how, among their backward town, will Sam and Allie face what they know is true about themselves? Welcome to Daniel Boone Middle School in the 1970s, where teachers and coaches must hide who they are, and girls who like girls are forced to question their own choices. Presented in the voice A heartening story of two girls who discover their friendship is something more. But how, among their backward town, w...

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Title:One True Way
Author:Shannon Hitchcock
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Genres:Childrens
ISBN:1338181726
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:224 pages pages

One True Way Reviews

  • Sarah
    Mar 26, 2018
    Besides the fact that I think this could be potentially damaging to a queer tween and I'm not sure that romance is really necessary in a middle grades novel, I dislike the storytelling. Setting a book in the late 70s without giving much historical context or details seems lazy. There's...
  • Laura Gardner
    Jan 22, 2018
    @kidlitexchange #partner ?????/5 for ONE TRUE WAY by @hitchcock_shannon. Thx to @scholasticinc for sharing this ARC with #kidlitexchange. All opinions are my own. This book releases 2/27/18 and I will be buying a copy for my middle school library. _*_*_*_*_* Swipe for th...
  • Tracey
    Mar 13, 2018
    children's middlegrade fiction (girl moves to new middleschool and realizes that not only are two of her favorite teachers secretly gay, but she herself is gay; set in the 1970s South). This is one of those rare middleschool books that doesn't deal with school bullies (the kids are al...
  • Serena
    Mar 24, 2018
    I was partial to this book for many reasons. I'm queer and very interested in LGBTQ literature for children, it takes place in the seventies and there is a religious component. The religious component in the story is very sobering since many youth and adults still face this today. Alli...
  • Barbara
    Mar 14, 2018
    Seventh grader Allison (Allie) Drake has just moved to North Carolina in 1977 with her mother and is attending Daniel Boone Middle School. Her family is fractured due to the death of her older brother Eric, and her parents are separated. Allie is trying to pull her life back together w...
  • Michelle
    Apr 06, 2018
    Sweet middle grade book about two 13 year olds who fall sweetly and innocently in love. There are so few books about homosexuality for tweens and young teens, it?s important that it exists. But I felt the dialogue and narration were oversimplified. The kids were 13, but felt younger,...
  • Richie Partington
    Mar 06, 2018
    Richie?s Picks: ONE TRUE WAY by Shannon Hitchcock, Scholastic, February 2018, 224p., ISBN: 978-1-338-18172-2 ?There will come a time when everybody who is lonely Will be free to sing and dance and love? --Frank Zappa, March 1968 ?On Monday, the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of...
  • Kathy
    Sep 05, 2017
    Like her highly regarded RUBY LEE & ME, Shannon Hitchcock?s newest, ONE TRUE WAY is historical fiction mixed with some true-to-life elements from her own life. For me, this mixture of elements creates a highly accessible view into history that tugs at the heart. For this novel, S...
  • Pam Williams
    Mar 30, 2018
    A lovely book about young love between two middle school girls. I ordered this book for my school library because I am always on the lookout for books that explore LGBT themes in a sensitive and realistic but not too graphic manner. This book is that and more. Allie meets Sam on he...
  • Ms. Yingling
    Jan 26, 2018
    ARC provided by publisher upon request In 1977, Allie and her mother move from New Jersey to the South. Grieving over the death of her brother in a car accident and the separation and pending divorce of her parents, Allie is relieved when a popular girl, Sam, talks to her on her first...
  • Ashley
    Mar 04, 2018
    "One True Way" is a sweet book to introduce younger readers to the completely natural attraction many of them may be realizing they have toward friends of the same gender, or recognizing it in their friends' awakenings, as well as divorce, a sibling's sudden death and the dark and ligh...
  • Brittany
    Mar 02, 2018
    I like that this fills a niche and that the author wrote it with that in mind because there are not many books for younger teens or kids about coming out or being gay. I found this to be a bit simple and one of the characters really annoyed me and the entire religious angle may turn so...
  • Laura
    Mar 30, 2018
    I ordered this book to fill a gap in my classroom library. I first heard about it through Twitter. My classroom library does lack in romances. This year I'm teaching 6th grade. At the beginning of the year, the students tend not to be interested in romance. We are now at Spring Brea...
  • Patrick
    Feb 11, 2018
    Set in the 1970?s. Two middle school girls deal with their sexuality and the reactions of others. ...
  • Andrea
    Apr 16, 2018
    Plot It's the 1970s, Allie and her mother have just moved to a new town. Her father and mother have split following the death of their son. On the first day of school, Sam immediately takes Allie under her wing and introduces her to everyone, and even gets Allie on the newspaper writi...
  • Paul  Hankins
    Jan 29, 2018
    Over the weekend, I got a chance to read Shannon Hitchcock's newest. Set in 1977 North Carolina, ONE TRUE WAY tells the story of Allie, a new student to Daniel Boone Middle School. One of the first students she meets is the friendly and widely-connected Sam. Sam sets forth a series...
  • Jenni Frencham
    Mar 23, 2018
    Allie and her mom move to the South after her brother dies in a car accident and her dad separates from her mom. Allie meets Sam at school, and quickly learns that Sam likes girls and that Allie herself also likes girls. But this is 1977, and it's not safe for girls who like girls to a...
  • Susan
    Mar 24, 2018
    One True Way ?By Shannon Hitchcock ?@kidlitexchange #partner Thanks to the @kidlitexchange network for the review copy of this book ? all opinions are our own. ? This historical fiction book takes place in a small North Carolina town in the mid 70?s. If the setting was pr...
  • Andrew
    Sep 09, 2017
    An essential diverse middle grade read that I adored from start to finish. Allie and Sam become quick best friends, but question themselves when they start to develop crushes on eachother. Others in their small town don't acknowledge that two of the women teachers at their school live ...
  • Brittany
    Aug 05, 2017
    I received this ARC from a local bookseller to write a review. This book will be joining my classroom. Set in the 1970's in the South, Allie deals with a lot of intense topics for this time period including divorce, the rising power of mega-churches, women's rights and the stru...
  • Kate Olson
    Feb 13, 2018
    ONE TRUE WAY is an accessible and relatable look at a 7th grade girl's realization that she is gay, and the surrounding homophobia in small town America in the 1970s. Hitchcock's prose is sparse, and due to its hopeful story arc, this fairly simplistic slim novel will be just what some...
  • Hallie
    Feb 23, 2018
    Thanks to the @kidlitexchange network for the review copy of this book--all opinions are my own. One True Way is a middle grade novel set in 1977 about being true to yourself. Allie is a seventh grader trying to deal with her feelings for another girl, moving to a new place, and get...
  • Jamie
    Feb 23, 2018
    3.5 stars - I like that this book exists so that readers can find themselves in fiction. However, the sentences are pretty simplistic for a 5-6th grade audience (which is generally when books about crushes in middle school are offered to students). The central conflict was interesting,...
  • Sandy O'Brien
    Dec 29, 2017
    Two girls meet and are unsure how they should feel about each other. They don?t want to let down their family, friends, or society. #OneTrueWay is a book that is relevant today even though it was written in the 1970s. People still feel pressure to not be who they truly are. #LoveIsLo...
  • Eva
    Apr 19, 2018
    I was surprised by how good this ended up being - I expected a fairly formulaic book about Issues, but it was actually a sweet story. The 70s references were a little heavy handed at times, but that's to be expected for a middle grade novel I guess. I really appreciated how the kids we...
  • Paula Greathouse
    Apr 17, 2018
    "One True Way" is a middle grades young adult novel told through the first-person lens of a middle schooler as she encounters her first crush. After the sudden, tragic loss of her older brother, Allie finds herself navigating a great deal of change in a short time ? new town, new hom...
  • Kendra Lee
    Aug 25, 2017
    Writing about middle grades friendships/love-type interests can be tricky at best. Adults tend to want to over-simplify kids. But the primary characters in One True Way get to experience the full range of emotions. And it's both exhilarating and painful to watch. Then again, so is real...
  • Kelsey McLane
    Jan 06, 2018
    What a great way to reach teens and tweens about LGBTQ relationships. Allie and Sam are completely lovable characters that are not only trying to sort out their feelings, but also trying to be who they are living in the South with many people who find gay people to be abominations. Rea...
  • JoEllen
    Mar 09, 2018
    This an important and much needed topic for MG. Lots of real issues that will invite conversations about family, acceptance and love. Can't do it justice. Happy to know it is available for readers and great nerdybookclub post by its author here: https://www.google.com/amp/s/nerdyboo......
  • Kristin Crouch
    Mar 15, 2018
    One True Way tells he story of two friends who are confused to discover they are attracted to each other, and the subsequent introspection. Very thought provoking, as the main character tries to meld her new identity with the teachings of the church she's grown up with. Recommended f...