Nancy Keane's Booktalks -- Quick and Simple
Willis, Jeanne.
New York : Delacorte Press, 2004.
ISBN 0385731663
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Will has finally convinced his mother to let him move into a group home.  He is 18 now and wants to be on his own.  So he takes a room in a house with three others.  Rocko who is a painter is usually very sweet but he is prone to fits of rage.  James is loud and has a way of getting to Rocko.  And Chrissy who owns the house and tends to take care of the others.  Will vows to his mother to keep their secret.  Will falls in love with Zara, an Irish Gypsy and when his mother finds out, she is horrified.  She threatens to reveal Will's secret if he doesn't break up with Zara.  What is Will hiding?
SUBJECTS:     Self-actualization (Psychology) -- Fiction.
                        Prejudices -- Fiction.
                        Down syndrome -- Fiction.
                        People with mental disabilities -- Fiction.
                        Romanies -- Fiction.
                        Irish Travellers (Nomadic people) -- Fiction.
                        England -- Fiction.
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