Young, Janet Ruth. The opposite of music.

Author:Theiss, Nola
Position:Young adult review - Brief article - Book review

YOUNG, Janet Ruth. The opposite of music. Simon & Schuster. 346p. c2007. 978-1-4169-5823-1. $8.99. JS

Billy and his father have always been close, but gradually his father becomes distant. One day when Billy brings home a new friend, Billy realizes how distant, as his father paces, muttering to himself. He and his mother take charge of finding his dad treatment. Billy's younger sister hangs on the edges of Billy's world, sometimes being a pain and sometimes a welcome distraction. The family arranges their schedules, leaving afternoons and early evenings as Billy's time to care for his father. When the first doctor's recommendations don't seem to work, Billy and his mother come up with their own "treatment plan" of vitamins, aromatherapy, and other ideas, some of which seem to work for a...

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