Imperfect Spiral

By LEVY, Debbie

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ISBN
978-0-8027-3441-9 978-0-8027-3442-6
Publisher
Walker


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on September 1, 2013  |  Fiction

Gr 9 Up—Unwilling to work as a CIT for the summer before 10th grade, Danielle instead takes a babysitting job. Five-year-old Humphrey is a fantastic kid, and with him she can let go of the fears of being a leader that kept her from camp. The unlikely pair form a strong and genuine, if unconventional, friendship-something very different from the proximity-based friendships Danielle has with her peers. Everything comes to a sudden halt when Humphrey chases a football into the path of ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on July 1, 2013

Danielle's summer job babysitting five-year-old Humphrey is more fun than it is work. Both lonely in their own families, babysitter and "babysittee" (as Humphrey calls himself) quickly develop a closeness more akin to that between siblings. When Humphrey is killed in a hit-and-run accident -- on Danielle's watch -- and the driver is found to be an undocumented immigrant without a valid license, Danielle gets dragged into the center of f...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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