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Although 13-year-old Willa Jo and her Aunt Patty seem to be constantly at odds, staying with her and Uncle Hob helps Willa Jo and her younger sister come to terms with the death of their family's baby.

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Prentise Wylie, January 1, 2013 (view all comments by Prentise Wylie)
Touching story with a surprisingly tender "hero" --

Although I found the concept of these children remaining on the burning hot roof for hours in the sweltering sun not very believable (wouldn't they have moved to get away from the burn?), the overall all idea rings true.

With a surprisingly courageous "rescue" by Uncle Hob and a gratifying transformation of Aunt Patty, both of whom I wanted to hug, this story touches on truths of human frailty and suffering, strength and healing, with a wonderful resolution.

This book could help adults be more patient and insightful with children who are withdrawn, as well as with themselves, because people of all ages sometimes hold their suffering inside, unable to speak of it because the pain is so overwhelming.

I did find the writing sometimes choppy, with too short sentences that would read better if they were combined with commas and conjunctions into longer ones (but not as much as in a lot of books). The punctuation was excellent (in many books it is not), and there was nothing trite in this story.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780399233890
Author:
Couloumbis, Audrey
Publisher:
Putnam Juvenile
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Family - General
Subject:
Family
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - General
Subject:
Social Situations - Emotions & Feelings
Subject:
Social Situations - Death & Dying
Subject:
Death
Subject:
Sisters
Subject:
Grief
Subject:
Aunts
Subject:
Social Issues - Emotions & Feelings
Subject:
Social Issues - Death & Dying
Subject:
Family - Siblings
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardback
Publication Date:
19990913
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 4 up to AND UP
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8.57x5.87x1.01 in. .86 lbs.
Age Level:
10-14

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