304 pages, 7.12 × 5 × 0.8 in
May 3, 2007
Margaret K. McElderry Books
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1416955623
ISBN - 13: 9781416955627
About the Book
Struggling with issues of popularity in junior high school and coming to terms with her Grandma Margie's cancer diagnosis and illness, seventh-grader Kay Garber journeys through some difficult months and tries her best to tie up some loose threads, while coming to a new understanding of the complexities and importance of faith and family.
From the Publisher
Seventh grader Kay Garber's happy home is made up of four generations of women: Great Gran Eula; Grandma Margie; Kay's mother, Karine; and Kay. But on the evening Grandma Margie tells her family she has a lump in her breast, Kay's world is changed forever.
Struggling with issues of popularity in junior high school, trying to understand her too-perfect mother, dealing with her feelings about friends, and coming to terms with Grandma Margie's cancer diagnosis and illness, Kay is awhirl with questions that have no easy answers. But Kay is a survivor, and as she journeys through these difficult months she comes to a new understanding of the complexities and importance of faith and family.
Told through forthright and perceptive poems in Kay's own voice, Loose Threads reverberates with emotion and depth and will leave no reader untouched.