Laurel Leaf, Mass Market Paperback, 9780375837043, 176pp.
Publication Date: March 9, 2010
WOULD YOU RATHER know what’s going to happen or not know?
A summer night. A Saturday. For Natalie’s amazing older sister, Claire, this summer is fantastic, because she’s zooming off to college in the fall. For Natalie, it’s a fun summer with her friends; nothing special. When Claire is hit by a car, the world changes in a heartbeat. Over the next four days, moment by moment, Natalie, her parents, and their friends wait to learn if Claire will ever recover.
Starred review, The Horn Book Magazine, July/August 2008:
“Divided into a series of brief, subtitled scenes, the narrative eloquently conveys how quickly ‘normal’ life can change into something surreal.”
Starred review, Publisher's Weekly, June 2, 2008:
“The humanity in the author's treatment affords the reader a sense both of grief and of peace.”
Starred review, Booklist, July 1, 2008:
"This will stay with readers for a long time."