Twelve-year-old Elizabeth is angry about spending the summer with her grandmother in Maine. She's sure her parents want to be alone with her new baby brother. Elizabeth loves Gran, but she feels stuck on Pring Island in a primative cottage with no hope of friends. Why is she really here?
Each day while Gran paints, Elizabeth explores and is slowly drawn to Aaron, the strange son of the only neighbors on the island. Then, almost without realizing it, Elizabeth feels closer to Gran and hears her words in a way she won't forget.
But nothing could prepare her for what was to come...after that summer on Pring Island.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - satyridae - LibraryThing
11 year old Elizabeth is shipped off to a remote island in Maine to spend a month with her grandmother after her brother is born. She's an engaging heroine, spunky and flawed. There were some clunky moments, but by the end of the book, I was liking the writing style more. Read full review
WESTERN WINDUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
Even people of unusual intelligence and good will can encounter nigh-impossible choices. Denying Elizabeth an anticipated bike trip with a friend, her parents send her for a month with gruff Gran on ... Read full review