A Song for Jeffrey

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American Girl, 1999 - Juvenile Fiction - 179 pages
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These contemporary novels feature girls who face everyday challenges and more serious problems as they approach their teen years. In figuring out how to cope when life is less than perfect, they begin to understand what growing up is all about.

Life seems grim to 11-year-old Dodie. But she develops a new outlook when she meets Jeffrey, a boy with muscular dystrophy and a passion for art. This book explores the true meaning of friendship -- and the ways a serious illness can test it.

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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

In a loving, occasionally sentimental story, Dodie is having a hard year: her parents are separated, and heading for divorce; her older brother, once a comrade, now finds her useless; her hopes for ... Read full review


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