Receiving less and less attention from his widowed father, Vernon joins with his friends as they ridicule the neighborhood outcasts--Maxine, an alcoholic prone to public displays of outrageous behavior, and Ronald, her retarded son. Then social services trys to put Ronald into a special home, and Vernon finds himself fighting the agency.
- Hardback | 180 pages
- 129.54 x 187.96 x 15.24mm | 181.44g
- 01 Mar 1995
- Perfection Learning
- New York, NY, United States
- Harper Trophy
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"A much-needed insight into the lives of adolescents with special needs.: "-- "SLJ.""A heartwarmer."-- "C.""The writing is wonderful. This novel deserves to have a special place in the ranks of literature for young adults." -- "V.""Growing out of a tangle of love and laughter and grief, this story transcends the formulas"--ALA "Booklist" (Starred review)"This book is all heart. A quiet, winning story.""-- The Kirkus Reviews"