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May 27, 2009
| ISBN 9780307548535
| Young Adult
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May 27, 2009 | ISBN 9780307548535 | Young Adult
Thirteen-year-old Jesse leads a pretty boring life in just about the most boring place in the universe — otherwise known as Ida, Texas. She cannot forget the death of her baby brother seven years ago, and how she just couldn’t pray for him when he was sick. She never talks about it though, not even to her best friend, which is something she doesn’t have, anyway. But all that changes when Roxanne moves into the trailer next door. Thirty years old, with her fake fur coat, wild red hair, and romantic notions, Roxanne is a revelation to Jesse. Why has she moved to Ida, of all places? Their growing friendship will change Jesse’s life, giving her back a vision of hope beyond the mundane world around her.
Martha Moore is the author of Angels on the Roof and Matchit, as well as Under the Mermaid Angel, which was the 1994 Delacorte Press Prize winner, as well as receiving honors from the American Library Association as both a Best… More about Martha Moore
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