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

  • Amanda
    Apr 19, 2018
    Friggin' LOVE this book. The characters, the setting, the plot, the style--everything about it is honest and accessible to middle-graders. Recommend highly. ...
  • 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...
  • Mary Lee
    Jun 06, 2018
    Not #ownvoices, but the sensitively told story of what it feels like for a girl to start to understand that she is attracted to girls, not boys. Strong adult mentors (two gay teachers in her school who eventually have to quit their jobs and leave town -- it's 1977, after all) help her ...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Hollowspine
    Jun 22, 2018
    Historical fiction/bildungsroman set in a small southern town. Allie has a lot of frustrating changes going on in her life, her brother died in a car accident, her parents are getting divorced and her mom has moved them to from New Jersey to North Carolina. A lot of big changes for som...
  • 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...
  • love, trish
    Aug 19, 2018
    maybe allie drake staff reporter snapped ...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Garren
    Sep 05, 2018
    A decent middle grade book about discovering same sex attraction and dealing with both loving family struggling a bit to adjust their expectations and incorrigible bigots. This is probably best for young Christian girls concerned about alleged conflicts between faith and being queer be...
  • 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...
  • Diana Sharp
    Apr 30, 2018
    Let?s be honest: talking with children about sexuality makes some adults (this reviewer included) uncomfortable. And for some adults, that?s even more true when the topic is homosexuality. But there should be no doubt that when parents and children are ready for these discussions, ...
  • 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...
  • Sarah Hadd
    Aug 29, 2018
    A cute book with LGBT characters that could actually be appropriate for middle grades! That doesn?t happen often. A bit too many biblical references, but that may have to do with it being set in the 1970?s. ...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Elise
    Jun 26, 2018
    Overall I really enjoyed this story - though, since historical fiction is one of my favorite genres, I had an issue with the fact that the historical setting ('70s) had little to no impact on the narrative, with the exception that the characters don't have cell phones and so communicat...
  • Megan Schmelzer
    Jul 25, 2018
    Open Book Reviews by Megan Schmelzer www.openbookreviews.org Growing up is hard for everyone. It's the fight to balance one's youth with the inabilities to be taken seriously because of the limit that comes with young age. Then, you add on hopes, dreams, and aspirations. Let's not ...