Winner of the CLA Children's Book of the Year Award and CBC Radio's Young Canada Reads
It's a long, hot Halifax summer in 1959 and twelve-year-old Rosalie Norman has a guilty secret. Her no-nonsense, authoritarian mother has broken her ankle—and it's all Rosalie's fault. But news that Johnny, her teenaged cousin, has vanished pushes the accident from everyone's minds. As Rosalie and David—her strange new neighbour—search the city for Johnny, Rosalie discovers something about the love and the secrets that bind her family.