My Cousin's Keeper (Pre-Recorded Audio Player)
Brilliance Audio, 9781491552773
Publication Date: September 1, 2014
Eleven-year-old Kieran wants to be part of the in-group at school. He wants to be on the soccer team. He wants to fit in. But then his weird cousin Bon turns up, both at school and at home. Bon's mom hasn't taken good care of him, and he knows nothing about fitting in, with his long blond braid, babyish hand-knit hat, and funny, precise voice. Bon doesn't play sports and likes to draw imaginary maps with stories about "Bon the Crusader" and "Kieran the Brave." No wonder the boys call him Rapunzel and throw his stuff around Even more irritating, Bon's only friend is the other new kid, a cool girl named Julia who wears cowboy boots and has a confidence that fascinates Kieran. What could she and Bon possibly have in common? With unflinching honesty, "My Cousin's Keeper" takes on childhood jealousy, family secrets, unexpected kindness, and the turning moments when the path diverges between being popular and doing the right thing.