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andlt;iandgt;"I might as well tell you before you hear it someplace else... andlt;BRandgt; My mother is dying. She has leukemia and she came here to die."andlt;/iandgt; andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; Nathan and his adorable little sister just moved in across the street from Liz Scattergood, and both of them could use a friend. Liz just isn't sure she's the right person. What do you say to someone whose mother is dying? andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; Liz has been coping with tough questions like this all summer. Ever since Liz's grandmother Bunny died, Liz's mother hasn't been the same; she's even started attending a spiritualist church that claims it can contact Bunny on the Other Side. Liz isn't sure she believes it, but she does know the service gives her mother comfort — something no one else can seem to do at all. andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; As Liz and Nathan become closer, and the summer draws nearer to its bitter end, questions of faith, mortality, and spirituality come to the forefront of their intimate friendship. There are no easy answers, but together they may nonetheless find hope, comfort, and love.

Synopsis:

"I might as well tell you before you hear it someplace else...

My mother is dying. She has leukemia and she came here to die."

Nathan and his adorable little sister just moved in across the street from Liz Scattergood, and both of them could use a friend. Liz just isn't sure she's the right person. What do you say to someone whose mother is dying?

Liz has been coping with tough questions like this all summer. Ever since Liz's grandmother Bunny died, Liz's mother hasn't been the same; she's even started attending a spiritualist church that claims it can contact Bunny on the Other Side. Liz isn't sure she believes it, but she does know the service gives her mother comfort — something no one else can seem to do at all.

As Liz and Nathan become closer, and the summer draws nearer to its bitter end, questions of faith, mortality, and spirituality come to the forefront of their intimate friendship. There are no easy answers, but together they may nonetheless find hope, comfort, and love.

Synopsis:

After Lizs grandma Bunny dies, Lizs mother falls into a deep depression. The only thing that cheers her is going to a special spiritualist church where she thinks she can communicate with Bunny from the grave. In this poignant novel, Wittlinger explores questions of belief and spirituality.

About the Author

andlt;bandgt;Ellen Wittlingerandlt;/bandgt; is the critically acclaimed author of the teen novels andlt;iandgt;Love andamp; Lies: Marisol's Story, Parrotfish, Blind Faith, Sandpiper, Heart on My Sleeve, Zigzag,andnbsp;andlt;/iandgt;and andlt;iandgt;Hard Loveandlt;/iandgt; (an American Library Association Michael L. Printz Honor Book and a Lambda Literary Award winner), and the middle-grade novel andlt;iandgt;Gracie's Girl.andlt;/iandgt; She has a bachelor's degree from Millikin University in Decatur, Illinois, and an M.F.A. from the University of Iowa. A former children's librarian, she lives with her husband in Haydenville, Massachusetts.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781416949060
Author:
Wittlinger, Ellen
Publisher:
Simon Pulse
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Fiction - General
Subject:
Family - Multigenerational
Subject:
Situations / Death & Dying
Subject:
Social Issues - Emotions & Feelings
Subject:
Social Issues - Death & Dying
Subject:
Death
Subject:
Family
Subject:
Mothers and daughters
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction-Death and Dying
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Edition Description:
Reprint
Publication Date:
20071231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
f-c cvr
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in
Age Level:
12-17

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Product details 304 pages Simon Pulse - English 9781416949060 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , "I might as well tell you before you hear it someplace else...

My mother is dying. She has leukemia and she came here to die."

Nathan and his adorable little sister just moved in across the street from Liz Scattergood, and both of them could use a friend. Liz just isn't sure she's the right person. What do you say to someone whose mother is dying?

Liz has been coping with tough questions like this all summer. Ever since Liz's grandmother Bunny died, Liz's mother hasn't been the same; she's even started attending a spiritualist church that claims it can contact Bunny on the Other Side. Liz isn't sure she believes it, but she does know the service gives her mother comfort — something no one else can seem to do at all.

As Liz and Nathan become closer, and the summer draws nearer to its bitter end, questions of faith, mortality, and spirituality come to the forefront of their intimate friendship. There are no easy answers, but together they may nonetheless find hope, comfort, and love.

"Synopsis" by , After Lizs grandma Bunny dies, Lizs mother falls into a deep depression. The only thing that cheers her is going to a special spiritualist church where she thinks she can communicate with Bunny from the grave. In this poignant novel, Wittlinger explores questions of belief and spirituality.
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