Waiting for Christopher by Louise Hawes

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Shortly after moving with her mother to Florida, a lonely, fourteen-year-old bibliophile is reminded of her infant brother who died and decides to care for an abused, abandoned child with help from a new friend.

About Louise Hawes

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Louise Hawes is the author of many novels for young adults and is also a faculty member of the Spalding University MFA in Writing program. She has always loved fairy tales and says that Black Pearls was written for "everyone who dances without looking at the clock." She lives in North Carolina.
Published July 25, 2013 by Halcyon Hall. 147 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Children's Books. Fiction

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The girls succeed for a few weeks but the situation becomes too much for them, and Feena returns the little boy to his mother in spite of what they know.

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Hawes (Rosey in the Present Tense) opens this affecting and honest novel with the loss of a baby brother, Christy, to SIDS, described from the point of view of a four-year-old girl.

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When that day passes and there is still no sign that the neglectful mother has even reported her son as missing, Feena decides that Christopher's mother must not want him back and decides she'll care for him indefinitely.

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