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It All Comes Down to This

It All Comes Down to This

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It’s 1965, Los Angeles. All twelve-year-old Sophie wants to do is write her book, star in the community play, and hang out with her friend Jennifer. But she’s the new black kid in a nearly all-white neighborhood; her beloved sister, Lily, is going away to college soon; and her parents’ marriage is rocky. There’s also her family’s new, disapproving housekeeper to deal with. When riots erupt in nearby Watts and a friend is unfairly arrested, Sophie learns that life—and her own place in it—is even more complicated than she’d once thought. 

      Leavened with gentle humor, this story is perfect for fans of Rita Williams-Garcia.

Title:It All Comes Down to This
ISBN:0544839579
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Number of Pages:368 pages
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    It All Comes Down to This Reviews

  • Alisha Marie

    It All Comes Down to This is a really great read. Despite the fact that there's not much plot action happening, I've always enjoyed coming-of-age stories and this one is really well done.The Good: I a...

  • Laura

    I was intrigued by this book because Sophie is growing up in L.A. about the same time that I was growing up in L.A. There are two differences though, she is living in a different part of L.A. and she ...

  • Brittany

    This is a classic coming-of-age story as 12-almost-13-year-old Sophie navigates finding and losing friends, the eventual loss of her sister to college and the tumultuous relationship of her parents. S...

  • Maywoodbooks

    It was really good- the only thing I'm torn over is its classification. I think it is great for the age of the main character (around 13 years old, freshman) but that creates a bit of a conflict: mayb...

  • Sumaya Musse

    Books like It All Comes Down to This are reminders that while it isn’t as bad as before, we need to do better. For a full review, follow the link: https://suereadingcorner.wordpress.co......

  • Divena

    I received an ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.This book was a great read. Though I did not grow up in the time period Sophie did many of the issues dealt with in this novel resonat...

  • Melissa

    I received an ARC from NetGalley called 'It All Comes Down to This' by Karen English, and here is my unbiased review.I'm not sure if the author intended this story to pull on the heartstrings, but I c...

  • Cheriee Weichel

    I read this book through Netgalley. It will be published on July 11, 2017. Preorder your copy now. I am fascinated by historical fiction that takes place in my lifetime. On the one hand, it takes me b...

  • Lynn

    I rad another book by Karen English that was for younger kids; about late 1st, 2nd grade and wrote a a negative review because it was so sparse and to me uninteresting. It was a beginning reader's boo...

  • Laura Gardner

    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐/5 for book 44 of #30booksummer and yesterday's #bookaday. //It's 1965 in Los Angeles and Sophie is trying to enjoy her summer. Her family is one of the only black families in their mid...