By Debbie Levy
(Walker Childrens, Hardcover, 9780802734419, 352pp.)
Publication Date: July 16, 2013
Other Editions of This Title: Paperback
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Danielle Snyder's summer of babysitting turns into one of overwhelming guilt and sadness when Humphrey, her five-year-old charge is killed suddenly. Danielle gets caught up in the machinery of tragedy: police investigations, neighborhood squabbling, and, when the driver of the car that struck Humphrey turns out to be an undocumented alien, a politically charged immigration debate. Wanting only to mourn the sweet little boy she grew to love, Danielle tries to avoid the world around her, until a new and unexpected friendship with Justin, a boy she meets at the park, helps her find a way to preserve Humphrey's memory, stand up for what she believes in, and find her own path to forgiveness. Readers will be swept away by this heart-wrenching, but uplifting story.
DEBBIE LEVY is the author of The Year of Goodbyes: A True Story of Friendship, Family, and Farewells, which was an IndieBound Next pick, Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2010, a Parents' Choice Award 2010, a 2011 Sydney Taylor Notable Book, a CCBC 2011 Choice, and a VOYA Nonfiction Honor List 2010. www.debbielevybooks.com
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