Waiting for Sarahby Bruce McBay, James Heneghan
Mike's parents and sister are dead and his legs are gone. The horrific accident that shattered his life continues to haunt him. When he grudgingly returns to school and a life that he no longer understands, Mike is bitter and unwilling to participate in school life. To avoid one of his classes Mike agrees to put together a 50th Anniversary history of the school. Looking forward to time alone, he is annoyed when a young girl shows up in the archives on a regular basis. Sarah seems too young to be a student in the school, but her resemblance to Mikeís sister and her bubbly personality have him intrigued. She gradually draws him out of his shell and manages to interest him in the archives project, and more importantly, in life itself. As their relationship grows and changes, Mike slowly becomes convinced that Sarah is more than just another student. When he discovers the shocking secret she is carrying, he sets out to give Sarah the peace that she so desperately needs.
Lynne Marie Pisano
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"I told you. I don't need anyone..." "Everyone needs someone. Parents, for instance; everyone needs parents." "I've got no parents." "Everyone's got parents." She thought for a second. "Unless you're an orphan." "I've got work to do. So get lost." "You're not very nice." He scowled. "Just because I'm in a wheelchair doesn't mean I've got to be nice."
"Everyone needs someone. Parents, for instance; everyone needs parents."
"I've got no parents."
"Everyone's got parents." She thought for a second. "Unless you're an orphan."
"I've got work to do. So get lost."
"You're not very nice."
He scowled. "Just because I'm in a wheelchair doesn't mean I've got to be nice."
Meet the Author
Bruce McBay collaborated with James Heneghan on Waiting for Sarah, his first book with Orca. He is the department head of Learning Support Staff at a Burnaby Secondary School and lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.
A former fingerprint specialist with the Vancouver Police Department, James Heneghan has won numerous awards for his books for young readers, including the Sheila A. Egoff Children's Literature Award three times for Flood, Wish Me Luck and The Grave. James lives in North Vancouver, British Columbia. For more information, visit www.jamesheneghan.com.
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This book was very good. Within a day I finished it! I really liked the plot. I would give this book 5 stars but it was written in like 3rd person I think and I don't like that but you get used to it. So if you get bothered with that severely don't get it. Other than that yay good book!!
After a head on crash with a semi, 10th grade Mike Scott's parents and younger sister are dead. As if this is not enough, he is now wheelchair-bound with no legs. Sending all former friends and family away, all Mike wants is to be alone. Sullen, bitter and resentful, Mike moves in with his Aunt Norma. She convinces him to go back to school the year before graduation. He is then asked to do a special history report on the school. Sitting isolated in the library archives room could not be more of what Mike wanted, until Sarah comes. Mike tries to keep her out of his life, though she moves in circling his mind day and night. Soon Mike questions Sarah into revealing her horrific secret of the past. Sarah shows Mike life as he has never seen it before. A enthralling story of life death and how some things are not always what they seem, not matter how crazy.
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