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Pla, Sally J.
New York : HarperCollins, 2017
IL 5-8, RL 4.7

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Charlie is 12 and he has autism.  And OCD that forces him to wash his hands over and over again.  His mom has passed away and his father has suffered brain damage overseas.  He lives with his sister, his twin brothers and his grandmother.  But now the doctors have some promising news.  There is a doctor in Virginia who thinks he has a way to make Dad better.  So his grandmother and Dad leave for the hospital and the kids will be traveling across the country to meet up with them.  When Ludmila is hired to drive them, the trip becomes a journey of hope and self discovery.

SUBJECTS:     Autism -- Fiction.
                        Automobile travel -- Fiction.
                        Babysitters -- Fiction.
                        Brain -- Injury -- Fiction.
                        Brothers and sisters -- Fiction.
                        Obsessive-compulsive disorder -- Fiction.

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