Izzy, Willy-Nilly

Izzy, Willy-Nilly

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by Cynthia Voigt
     
 

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Izzy's never been one to complain. Izzy's the nice girl, from a family that believes good manners and a stiff upper lip are key to facing any situation. Even after a car accident leaves her disabled, she's determined not to show how much she's hurting. It takes Rosamunde, a girl who seems to care nothing about good manners, to forcibly disrupt Izzy's life and help… See more details below

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Izzy's never been one to complain. Izzy's the nice girl, from a family that believes good manners and a stiff upper lip are key to facing any situation. Even after a car accident leaves her disabled, she's determined not to show how much she's hurting. It takes Rosamunde, a girl who seems to care nothing about good manners, to forcibly disrupt Izzy's life and help her face her changed existence.





Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
In one of the Newbery Medalist's most poignant novels, a teenager learns to accept the changes in her life after she loses her leg in a car accident. Ages 12-up. (Oct.)
Children's Literature - Susie Wilde
Izzy begins the story as a "perfect" young adult. She's a cheerleader, pretty, popular, and loved by her family. All that changes one night when she accepts a date with a boy she doesn't even really like. The boy drinks too much at a party, runs his car into a tree, recovers unscathed, but Izzy loses a leg. She is no longer the girl she once was and must re-learn not only how to live her life, but redefine herself and her values.
School Library Journal
Gr 6-9-Izzy, Willy-Nilly by Cynthia Voight (Atheneum, 1986) is the story of a 15-year-old girl coming to terms with the fact that she has lost her leg in an alcohol-related car accident. Actress Mandy Siegfried brings the story to life for listeners. She brilliantly captures the character of Izzy as she struggles with the realization that her life has been changed forever, and gives voice to Izzy's family, friends, and various members of the hospital staff. The narration is accomplished with just the right amount of emotion and articulation. This thought-provoking story easily gives rise to opportunities for serious discussions of numerous issues affecting teenagers today, such as drinking and driving, friendship, popularity, and disabilities.-Darlene Ford, Dauphin County Library System, PA Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
From the Publisher
"A highly satisfying read...one of the notable books of the season."
Publishers Weekly

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780689804465
Publisher:
Simon Pulse
Publication date:
10/01/1995
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
276
Product dimensions:
4.22(w) x 7.08(h) x 0.80(d)
Lexile:
790L (what's this?)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

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