Overview

Summer vacation sucks when 12-year-old Buzz shares his room with a grandpa who has Alzheimer's disease and his parents forbid him to associate with his best friend. The idea of giving up Mitch is bad enough. But how can he relate to an old man who wears adult diapers and thinks dog biscuits are people cookies? Someone who could die in the night and scare Buzz right out of puberty! (Ages 12 & up)
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Down the Memory Hole

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Overview

Summer vacation sucks when 12-year-old Buzz shares his room with a grandpa who has Alzheimer's disease and his parents forbid him to associate with his best friend. The idea of giving up Mitch is bad enough. But how can he relate to an old man who wears adult diapers and thinks dog biscuits are people cookies? Someone who could die in the night and scare Buzz right out of puberty! (Ages 12 & up)
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Editorial Reviews

John Albrecht Jr.
Who says grandpa sitting is easy?
Twelve year old Buzz Collins thought so, but he was wrong. Grandpa Collins, recently diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease was going to be sharing a room with Buzz for the summer. Buzz really didn't like the idea of this at first. He found grandpa quite annoying....
Buzz wanted to cure his grandpa's Alzheimer's...he had an idea.

I read this book in one sitting. It seemed as if the pages were turning themselves.
Ian Ruxton
This is a story beautifully told and without false sentimentality which would ruin it. Excellent!
Sherri Anderson
Very good perspective of the strain of Alzheimers on the family, the teenagers in the home and their relationship to the AZ victim vs balance.
Matthew Blevins
Using believable characters, the author leads us through a variety of emotions and insights about the human condition.
Sherry Chaudoir
This is the most heart-warming book I have read.

This one is a tear-jerker, as I found myself emotionally engrossed, staying up all night long to read the book in one sitting. I just couldn't put it down.

This book realistically exemplifies what happens to many people as they age, and the life and love and letting go that families go through together.

I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves a good heart-warming family story.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940011059506
  • Publisher: Bonnie Turner
  • Publication date: 5/29/2010
  • Series: Children (ages 9-12)
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 265,647
  • Age range: 13 years
  • File size: 182 KB

Meet the Author

Bonnie Turner is an independent publisher, proofreader, and author of middle-grade & young-adult fiction, adult historical fiction, romantic fiction, & middle-grade nonfiction. Her first book for children, The Haunted Igloo, was published by Houghton Mifflin in 1991.Turner was born in Independence, Missouri, at the height of the Great Depression (1932), and currently lives in De Pere, Wisconsin.
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