Cicada Summer

Cicada Summer

Book - 2008
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Twelve-year-old Lily mourns her brother, and has not spoken since the accident she feels she could have prevented, but the summer Tinny comes to town she is the only one who realizes Lily's secret.
Publisher: New York : Amulet Books, c2008.
ISBN: 9780810994720
Characteristics: 167 pages ;,20 cm.


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olson_ys Feb 20, 2012

Lily Mathis doesn’t speak and she won’t look anyone in the eye, at least not since her brother Pete died. But Lily isn’t ‘brain damaged’ as some people suspect. She can still think and feel and in private she still reads her favorite books, the Nancy Drew Mysteries. Lily is content living this way until someone new comes to town and changes everything. When Tinny shows up Lily realizes that she isn’t the only one with pain and grief in her life. Tinny lies and steals and Lily is certain that Tinny knows the truth about her silence. Lily doesn’t like Tinny and she doesn’t want to help her but when Tinny goes missing after an encounter with a bad man Lily must face the pain of her brother’s death and learn to speak all over again. This novel packs a lot of feeling into a small package and will stick with you long after you’ve finished.

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