David kicked at rocks and empty soda bottles as he walked home from school. Since his parents' divorce, his mother has enlisted Miss Lee, their elderly Chinese-American neighbor, to keep tabs on him. It's embarrassing, to say the least. Yet when he and Miss Lee discover a common interest in word games, a friendship develops.
Soon David sees that Miss Lee understands him better than Dad; who believes extra-curricular activities exist solely to pad his application to the perfect private high school.
Now narrow-minded Dad is trying to drive Miss Lee away. How will David choose between pleasing his Dad and enjoying Miss Lee's company?
As Miss Lee agrees to help David with his high school application project, she also wonders about the consequences. How will she straddle the fine line between mentor, and meddler?
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|Age Range:||13 Years|
About the Author
Julie Hadler is proud to have been raised in the Iowa City area. She now lives in Chicago with her husband and two daughters. When not writing, Julie has more pass-times and hobbies than she can count. Her current favorites are crochet, Book Club, and playing violin duets with her daughter on the piano. Start a conversation at juliehadler.com!