Synopses & Reviews
After her mother dies trying to rescue a boy on a snowy mountain, twelve-year-old Roz searches desperately to understand what happened, and why her mother seemed to choose him over her.
"During a search for a lost teenager, Roz Jacoby's mother simply fell off a mountain and out of Roz's life. Feeling confused, betrayed, adrift, and, at times, guilty, 12-year-old Roz plots a course that will take her to Nate, the boy for whom her mother died...Coman's narrative skillfully unveils past events with a subtle emotional intensity that keeps the reader riveted...Pure poetry."-Starred, Booklist
Roz and her mother were a two-person family -- until Roz's mother was killed trying to rescue a hiker. Now, a year later, Roz lives with her uncle, unable to cope with the past. For months, she's been calling the hiker, the last person to see her mother alive -- calling, and hanging up. When he gets an unlisted number, Roz sees it as a sign. She has to run away, travel to where the boy lives, and ask him what really happened -- once and for all.
Unable to cope with life after her mother is accidentally killed while attempting to rescue a hiker, young Roz runs away to where the hiker lives--to find out what really happened, once and for all.
About the Author
CAROLYN COMAN lives in South Hampton, New Hampshire.