Page Count: 224
Age Range: 7 and up
This book is a story of how a mother, a daughter and a son cope with the sudden death of their father/husband. Davey, the daughter, is the main character. Her father was killed in a robbery at the convenience store up the road. Her mother decides that the family needs a vacation after Davey is sent home from school 3 days in a row. On the vacation Davey makes some new friends, and volunteers at a hospital. Her mother begins looking for new work and tries to establish a new life for her family.
This is a great book for students who have experienced loss. Davey is an inspiring character as she faces the death of her father and searches for ways to cope. The reader will also read about how the mother is coping and how new ideas and goals will help them get through such a traumatic event.