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"This novel may be brief, but it leaves a big impact."-Publishers Weekly (starred review)"Tom's a normal seventh-grader, negotiating a slightly prickly stage in his long friendship with Jeff...The arrival of new girl Jessica Feeney, however, changes everything; Jessica, who is attending a local hospital for treatment, has been badly burned by a fire, and her terrible disfigurement shocks the class into confusion. This isn't the usual book about adjustment to difference; instead, Abbott brilliantly explores the kids' struggle to manage the intrusion of abnormality in their lives...this is a thoughtful exploration of a brief interlude's lasting impact." -The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
A middle school boy's life is changed when Jessica, a girl disfigured by burns, starts attending his Catholic school while receiving treatment at a local hospital.
Number of Pages: 149
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: Social Issues / Special Needs, Social Issues / Friendship, Social Issues / Adolescence, School + Education
Publisher: Little Brown & Co
Age Range: 9-12 years
Author: Tony Abbott
Street Date: June 1, 2007
Item Number (DPCI): 248-46-4585
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