Finding A Voice

Finding A Voice

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Shortlisted for the Bookseller YA Prize 2015! Jo could never have guessed that the friendship she so desperately craves would come in the shape of a severely disabled boy. He cana€™t even speak. Maybe it is because he cana€™t speak that she finds herself telling him how difficult it is living with her eccentric, mentally fragile mother. Behind Chrisa€™ lopsided grin and gigantic blue wheelchair is a real person a€” with a sense of humour, a tremendous stubborn streak and a secret he has kept from everyone. For a while it seems life may actually get better. But as Jo finds out just how terrible life is for Chris, and as her own life spirals out of control, she becomes desperate to change things for both of them. In a dramatic turn of events, Jo makes a decision that could end in tragedy. This is the story of how an unusual friendship unlocks the words that neither knew they had.a#39;Youa#39;ll need to be able to label all of the parts for the test.a#39; a#39;Right. Got it.a#39; I wrote Parts of the eye under my for the next test heading. a#39;Next. Assignment ... Sometimes it was folding laundry, sometimes it was reading with one of the kids. Every dayanbsp;...

Title:Finding A Voice
Author:Kim Hood
Publisher:The O'Brien Press - 2014-08-11


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