Synopses & Reviews
Wanting to earn a ten speed bicycle, 12-year old Ellen reluctantly agrees to spend a summer as a companion to 77-year-old Lilith. A powerful friendship grows between these two intriguing characters, and both gain a deeper understanding of old age, loneliness, insecurity, and death.
"The story is warm and the writing exemplary."-The New York Times Book Review
"A well-written, sympathetic but not sentimental story. An enjoyable, worthwhile book."-School Library Journal
"Written with grace and wit, the story entertains while it teaches a lesson about the human condition."-Publishers Weekly
A 12-year-old girl relates her experiences during the summer she spends as a companion to a 77-year-old woman.