Destiny has been selling not-so-fresh potatoes with her stepfather, Jack, for too long. It's embarrassing, and even a little disgusting, especially in front of girls in her own class who probably never have to worry about money.
So when Destiny find a job reading to the elderly Mrs. Peck in the big stone house surrounded by gardens, her world turns upside down. With Mrs. Peck, Destiny discovers worlds she never knew: ancient Greece and Rome. But she also discovers that Mrs. Peck was involved in the long-ago accident that crippled Destiny's little brother. Just what that means to her family is enough to tear her whole family apart. And that it doesn't proves just how much Destiny has learned from Mrs. Peck.
In a starred review, School Library Journal called Vicki Grove's most recent novel, Starplace, a "powerful coming-of-age tale, written with grace and poignancy."
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Published June 19, 2000
by Putnam Juvenile.
Children's Books, Literature & Fiction.