Finding Graceby Alyssa Brugman
RACHEL HAS JUST graduated from high school and thinks she knows everything. Well, maybe not quite everything. Then she meets the mysterious Mr. Preston, who offers her a live-in job looking after Grace—a brain injured woman with a lovely house, grasping sisters, feral neighbors, and a box full of unfinished business. As Rachel tries to cope with the demands of… See more details below
RACHEL HAS JUST graduated from high school and thinks she knows everything. Well, maybe not quite everything. Then she meets the mysterious Mr. Preston, who offers her a live-in job looking after Grace—a brain injured woman with a lovely house, grasping sisters, feral neighbors, and a box full of unfinished business. As Rachel tries to cope with the demands of her employment and the start of college, she’s also determined to fit together the pieces that were Grace’s former life. The more she finds out about the woman in her care, the more Rachel finds herself.
Children’s Book Council of Australia Awards’ Shortlist for YA
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- Random House Children's Books
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- Age Range:
- 12 Years
Meet the Author
Alyssa Brugman is the author of Walking Naked. She lives in Sydney, Australia.
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I picked this book off the teen shelf at my local library and after reading the book jacket (and a truly stinky, poorly written mystery prior) decided it was worth a try. What a find! This book is quirky, funny, well written and a very interesting and touching story. You will love (or hate, depending) the characters who are richly drawn and very unique. The main character, Rachel, is a hoot. This Australian writer has true talent and I look forward to reading her other book, 'Walking Naked.'
I thought that this book was a real good book, wich will make people think. I liked Rachel's know-it-all attitude and how at the end everything she thought she knew was not all the time correct. And the bottom line is that no one knows it all (including the omniscient Rachel)...i would reccomend this book to young adults and up. I found it a really good that would go good with a cappuchino. Time to sit back and read!
Finding Grace is a great book and is for all ages...it teaches people not to judge disabled people by the way they act. you should always get to know them before u say anything about them. this is exactly what Rachel learnt. early in the book she said that Grace freaked her out, but later on she said that she didn't know why she thought Grace was freaky....i love this book and recommend everyone to read it.
This book was GREAT. it gave me a new understanding of brain damaged people. Rachel learns how to cope with the woman she is taking care of. Everyone should read this!!!!!
Like it plus my name (first) is the same as the authers