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Crocker, Nancy.
New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2007
ISBN 141692423X
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Eleven year old Billie Standish makes friends with her across the road neighbor Miss Lydia.  This is a small town story and a story of the friendship between a little girl and an elderly neighbor.  The story covers five years during which the two unlikely friends share their hopes and their secrets. Billie is living in an abusive home and would do anything to be free.  Miss Lydia tries to help Billie and show her the love and warmth she deserves.  But it is also the friendship that will bring Billie into danger.
SUBJECTS:     Friendship -- Fiction.
                        Rape -- Fiction.
                        Coming of age -- Fiction.

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