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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LibraryThing ReviewUser 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
LibraryThing ReviewUser 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