Sunday, December 20, 2015


Ok, I'm going to confess.
I sat in the public library and cried this afternoon.

A CYBILS nominee.
Novel in verse.
A terrific story about a kid in a really hard situation.
Middle schooler.
Medically fragile baby brother.
Baby has a trach.
Needs round the clock medical care.
Dad can't stand the stress and leaves.
Mom is doing everything she can to take care of her sick child, plus work and provide for her family.
Timothy helps. A lot.
Situation is desperate.
And he makes a poor choice and ends up on house arrest.
Some people help.
His best friend's family.
His probation officer, James.
His therapist, Ms. B.

This is one of those books that you read,
then immediately google author to see what else she has written.
Can't wait to get back to school to share this with the middle schoolers.

1 comment:

Ramona said...

Requesting it now!