Summer on the Short Bus
Thanks to her dangerously cute co-counselor, Quinn, there may be a slim chance for survival. However, between the campers' unpredictability and disregard for personal space, Cricket's limits get pushed. She will have to decide if suffering through her own handicapped hell is worth a summer romance -- and losing her sanity.
Praise For Summer on the Short Bus…
"In her debut novel, Crandell draws from her experience raising a daughter with cerebral palsy, sensitively conveying the impact of stereotypes and hurtful comments without resorting to moralizing. Uncomfortable moments, unflinchingly conveyed, are gingerly balanced with a sense of humor. Crandell creates a maddening yet sympathetic character in Cricket, who is realistically slow to learn her lessons in compassion and human kindness. "
"[Cricket's] growth is a reminder that acceptance of others is hard work, but good work, too."
The novel is heartwarming and funny... Highly entertainingthis book will appeal to reluctant readers.”
School Library Journal
A surprisingly genuine title in an industry known for spewing out pre-manufactured crap".
Running Press Kids, 9780762449514, 256pp.
Publication Date: April 1, 2014