Brugman, Alyssa. Finding Grace.

Author:Flint-Ferguson, Janis
Position:Brief article - Book review - Young Adult Review

BRUGMAN, Alyssa. Finding Grace. Random House, Laurel Leaf. 227p. c2004. 0-440-23833-1. $6.50. JS

To quote the review of the hardcover in KLIATT, November 2004: Rachel is graduating from high school when she meets Alistair Preston. He is an imposing man who later slips Rachel a classified ad for a caregiver ("carer"), for a woman with a severe brain injury. Rachel takes the job and after several weeks realizes that she knows nothing about Grace, the woman for whom she is now responsible. Finding a box of letters hidden in a bookcase, Rachel seeks to find out more about this woman and how she came to be in this condition. The novel is set in Australia, so language, place names, and popular references will not be familiar to American readers. There is some adult language, though it is not used by the main characters. Grace's neighbors are rude people who use language, and a boot, as a weapon. The elderly men from down the street become Rachel's friends when they stop...

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