Everything you need to understand or teach Bloomability by Sharon Creech.
Bloomability takes place at an international boarding school in Lugano, Switzerland, just like the one where Creech taught.
Aunt Sandy and Uncle Max have just taken over the school, and they take thirteenyear-old Domenica Santolina Doone, also known as Dinnie, from her "home" in the United States to stay with them in Switzerland for the year. Although Dinnie is accus tomed to change— her father moves the family around often while he searches for "opportunities"— she is not sure if she is ready to face this sort of upheaval. Her parents call this an opportunity, but she is not so sure. All of a sudden, she is surrounded by young people from different cultures speaking various languages and sharing various beliefs, while she is trying to adjust to life in a foreign country. However, her new friendships open her eyes to thoughts and experiences that she never could... View more of the Bloomability Summary