Death Benefits

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Orca Book Publishers, Oct 1, 2010 - Young Adult Fiction - 224 pages
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Royce (aka Rolly) is having a bad year. Not only has his mother dragged him across the country in order to be close to her aged father Arthur, a celebrated cellist, but he's also recovering from mono. When he convinces his mother to let him finish the school year by correspondence, he's left feeling isolated and lonely, and spends his time watching TV and plotting ways to get back to his friends in Nova Scotia. But before his plans can be implemented, his grandfather has a small stroke. Suddenly Arthur needs more care than Royce's mother can provide and, after a couple of hired care aides quit, Royce is pressed into service.
 

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User Review  - HiddenParagon - LibraryThing

Although it did start out slow in the beginning, I'm glad I stuck with it, and I soon found it hard to put down. While the course of the novel is rather predictable, it is very easy to relate to. As ... Read full review

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User Review  - AnnaWilliams - LibraryThing

Royce...oh Royce! He seems to life all together, and then is asked to babysit his grandfather. While he thinks this will be an easy money-making venture, Royce learns otherwise, as his grandpa teaches him about helping others when you really don't want to. Read full review

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Contents

Chapter One
1
Chapter Two
10
Chapter Three
22
Chapter Four
34
Chapter Five
43
Chapter Six
53
Chapter Seven
63
Chapter Eight
74
Chapter Eleven
108
Chapter Twelve
120
Chapter Thirteen
134
Chapter Fourteen
148
Chapter Fifteen
158
Chapter Sixteen
170
Chapter Seventeen
181
Chapter Eighteen
192

Chapter Nine
84
Chapter Ten
95
Chapter Nineteen
203
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About the author (2010)

Sarah N. Harvey is the author of eight books for children and young adults. Some of her books have been translated into Korean, German and Slovenian, none of which she speaks or reads. Her novel, The Lit Report, has been optioned for a feature film. She will not be in it. Sarah works as an editor in Victoria, British Columbia, where she is determined to learn how to salsa dance, speak Italian and overcome her fear of flying (in no particular order).

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