Author: Alison Lohans
Publisher: Stoddart/Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 1992,1997
Matt Brucker, a brilliant violinist, is left paraplegic after a tragic car accident that also claimed the life of his sister. When sixteen-year-old Sammie Franklin visits him, she just wants to run away from his pain and the unfairness of it all. But somehow she can’t.
By staying, can she help Matt find a reason to live? Will he ever play the violin again? As their difficult friendship begins, Sammie must come to terms with another pain–the recent death of her father.
Shortlisted for the Manitoba Young Readers’ Choice Award, 1995
Starred 1992 “Our Choice” selection of the Canadian Children’s Book Centre
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