Delrita likes being invisible. If no one notices her, then no one willnotice her uncle Punky either. Punky is a grown man with a child's mind. Delrita loves him dearly and can't stand people making fun of his Down's syndrome. But when tragedy strikes, Delrita's quiet life—and Punky's—are disrupted forever. Can she finally learn to trust others, for her own sake and Punky's? This story captures the joy and sorrow that come when we open our hearts to love.
Thirteen-year-old Delrita, whose unhappy life has caused her to hide from the world, loves her uncle Punky but sometimes feels ashamed of his behavior because he has Down syndrome.
Number of Pages: 224
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: Social Issues / Death + Dying, Social Issues / Emotions + Feelings, Family / General
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
Age Range: 9-12 years
Author: June Rae Wood
Street Date: April 21, 2005
Item Number (DPCI): 248-49-6276