Eleven-year-old Zoë is a survivor. Her fiery independence has seen her through a series of adults who “don’t stick,” and she trusts no one, including Uncle Henry, who has just taken her in after the death of her neglectful mother. Henry is a renowned sculptor of what Zoë skeptically calls... read more
“I was just trying to decide if there's a tiny, smart-mouthed grown-up zipped inside your sneaking-up-on-twelve-year-old body.”Henry
“Books are so much easier than people.”Uncle Henry
“"Decide?" I asked. "Between being alone or being befriended. The wild ones never completely tame, but I'd say he's moving in the befriended direction."”Maud Booker, speaking of the cat (and Zoe)
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