When Lucy's father passes away, she has to go and live with her younger brother, Nate, in New York City. Lucy had a traumatic brain injury at three years old--she was hit by a truck and cannot live on her own. Nate's and Lucy's relationship is further complicated by the fact that Nate has had to leave his university and get a job because their father died without any savings. While Nate is working, Lucy spends her days getting to know her new neighborhood. Soon, Lucy finds herself making friends and learning that she is a stronger and more competent person then she ever realized.
I'm a librarian with a background in Reader's Advisory who left librarianship for domestic...uh...bliss.
From 1992-2003 I worked at the Downers Grove (IL) Public Library. I served on YALSA's Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults (1998-2000, chair 2000) and Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers (2001-2003, chair 2002). I wrote the article "Zap! Woosh! Kerplow! Build High Quality Graphic Novel Collections With Impact" (School Library Journal, January 1997). I am a substitute Reference Librarian at the Indian Prairie Public Library.