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Harrington, Karen.
Boston : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 2016
IL 3-6, RL 4.0
ISBN: 0316298018

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The story is divided into BEFORE and AFTER- before Wayne and his mother are in a plane crash while returning home from Uncle Reed's funeral, before Wayne lost his voice, before Grandpa moves in with them. In both BEFORE and AFTER Wayne is a sweet, nerdy, odd, factfilled middle-schooler. In AFTER, Wayne has to negotiate his new life after the crash. There are people who will help him and those who won't, including his grade-A jerk of a dad, unaffectionately nicknamed the Flee and his drill-sergeant Grandpa. The plane crash has changed Wayne physically; the road to recovery changes everything else about him, as losing his voice allows him to find his real voice .(Vermont Dorothy Canfield Fisher Book Award, 2018)

SUBJECTS:   Aircraft accidents -- Fiction.
                        Family life -- Fiction.
                        Grief --Fiction.
                        Voice -- Fiction.

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