A heartbreaking, honest, and downright funny novel about loss and recovery
"She lay pinned in the back seat listening . . . to the sounds of help that had come too late."
Six months ago a terrible car accident devastated Emily Racine. Not only did she lose her older brother, Jon, but her own injuries prevented her from doing the thing she loved best: dancing. Now, just as Emily is getting on her feet again, she receives another blow: her parents want to sell their house, which they feel is too full of sad memories. But the cellar of this house is the only place where Emily can still feel and speak to Jon--and she can't bear to lose him twice.
Emily tries hard to prevent the sale, often with humorous results. Yet as the months pass she comes to realize that change may not always be a bad thing. With lots of love and support she finds a way to say good-bye to her brother and her cherished childhood dream.
By turns heartwrenching and hilarious, Sis Deans's moving novel will resonate long after the last page has been read.
|Publisher:||Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)|
|File size:||236 KB|
|Age Range:||10 - 14 Years|
About the Author
Sis Deans is the author of Racing the Past, which was chosen as a Booklist Editor's Choice, a School Library Journal Best Book, and a CBC-NCSS Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People. The winner of several regional awards, including the Maine Chapbook Award, Ms. Deans lives in Gorham, Maine, with her husband and three daughters.
Sis Deans is a winner of the Maine Chapbook Award and a Lupine Honor Award recipient. She is the author of Riding Out the Storm. She lives in Gorham, Maine, with her family.