Susan Heyboer O'Keefe
Publisher: Peachtree Pub Ltd (J) (September 30, 2006)
Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub
Size: 7.3 MB
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A stricken adolescent lady rediscovers that means in her personal lifestyles as she investigates the advanced situations at the back of a tender boy's unforeseen deathEverything in fourteen-year-old Allie Canarsie's lifestyles has long past improper. the hot city, Nickel Park, the place she has moved along with her mom is a giant sadness. The rented trailer the place they stay now's cramped and miserable. tuition is a spot to waste time and get in hassle, and buddies are nonexistent. Worst of all, she has now not heard from her father in view that he walked out at the family.Feeling bring to an end from these round her, Allie unearths herself attracted to the funerals of strangers. the following one of the black-clad, sad-eyed nameless mourners she feels a feeling of belonging. yet Allie's unusual new pastime takes an ominous flip while she turns into preoccupied with the death-and former life-of a youngster boy named Jimmy Muller. quickly she turns into entangled within the lives of individuals she hasn't ever sooner than recognized, together with Jimmy's ally Dennis and Mr. Muller, the useless boy's father. Allie's selection to turn out that Jimmy's loss of life used to be no twist of fate units right into a movement a sequence of occasions that without end alters her personal lifestyles, in addition to the lives of these round her. As she solves the troubling puzzle of Jimmy's dying, she unearths a few impressive solutions to questions in her personal life.In this provocative and affecting novel for teenagers, writer Susan Heyboer O'Keefe supplies voice to adolescent expressions of isolation and confusion that might resonate with younger readers.