Thirteen-year-old Kat O'Connor has recently lost her mother to cancer. Deeply hurt and angry that no one truly understands, she struggles to resume a normal life. Kat finds some escape in her friendship with the General, a mentally unstable homeless man, but must sort through the prejudices others have toward him, including those of her own father and of Maggie, her off-beat best friend. A hit-and-run accident, a strange neighbor who spies on her, and an aging nun with a secret, throw Kat's life into further turmoil and leave her at a crossroads. Will Kat be able to put aside her grief or will she, like the General, crumble under its weight and retreat into his world of unreality. This touching, well-crafted story by Theresa Martin Golding offers insight into grief, loss, and the strength that is necessary to face and overcome the tragedies of life.
|Product dimensions:||5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.60(d)|
|Age Range:||4 - 6 Years|