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Louisiana's Way Home: 11/03/18
Louisiana's Way Home by Kate DiCamillo is a follow up to Raymie Nightingale taken from the point of view of the cursed daughter of trapeze artists. In the previous book she was living with her Granny in a rundown house. This book opens in the middle of the night in Granny's car just past the Georgia border.
By morning Louisiana's life as she has known it is over. She finds herself stranded in Georgia. She has learned that her entire life has been a lie. And now the woman she has known as her only family has left her behind.
Being left like that, a literal and metaphorical orphan, puts Louisiana at the top of the road narrative protagonists. She also in imbued with the art of persuasion that she has learned from Granny Elefante.
This short middle grade novel, then, is about how Louisiana Elefante finds a new home and a way to connect with the friends and pets she was forced to leave behind in Florida.
Except for her orphan status, the rest of the narrative is straightforward in terms of the spectrum. Louisiana, having traveled along a blue highway and stranded in a town served by one, is now left to find a new home. That makes the narrative an FF6633: orphan home blue highway.