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Fleischman, Paul.
New York :Henry Holt and Company, 1998.
ISBN 0440228352
Brent didn't mean to kill Lea. He didn't even know her. But he had three things going against him. He was depressed. He was drunk. And he chose to shut his eyes while driving on the highway. Next thing he knew, he was arrested and Lea was dead. Lea's mother doesn't want to press charges. She doesn't want any of his parent's money. What she wants is for Brent to travel the country by bus, and make whirligigs (you know, those little wooden figures with arms that swing around in the wind) that look like Lea, and place them in the four corners of the country. To give people the smiles that Lea never had the chance to share. Brent's parents think she is nuts. But Brent will do anything to atone for what he has done. It's a journey you won't want to miss... (Dawn Rutherford,, Children's and Young Adult Librarian, Chicago Public Library)
SUBJECTS:     Whirligigs -- Fiction
                        Voyages and travels -- Fiction
                        Forgiveness -- Fiction


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