Waiting to Forget

Front Cover
Namelos, 2011 - Juvenile Fiction - 172 pages
5 Reviews
T.J. has always looked out for his little sister, Angela. When Momma used to go out and leave them home alone, he'd lock the door so they'd be safe, keep Angela entertained, and get out the cereal and milk for her. When Momma's boyfriend got angry at them, he'd try to protect Angela. Later, at their foster homes, T.J. was the only one who knew how to coax his little sister out of her bad moods. The only one who understood why she made origami paper cranes and threw them out the window. But now T.J. is sitting in the waiting room at the hospital, wondering if Angela, unconscious after a fall, will ever wake up. Wondering, too, if he will ever feel at home with his and Angela's new parents--Marlene, who insists on calling him Timothy, and Dan, who seems to want a different son. Going back and forth between Now and Then, weaving the uncertain present with the painful past, T.J.'s story unfolds, and with the unfolding comes a new understanding of how to move forward.

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
4 stars
3 stars
2 stars
1 star

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - BornBookish - LibraryThing

I always have such a hard time rating books that deal with tough subject matter. I settled on three hearts because it was well written, the characters well developed, and because the story was one ... Read full review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - Claire.Frith - LibraryThing

Waiting to Forget, is an amazing eye-opening book. Told from the point of view of 12 year-old T.J, it follows the story of his life, in the form of his memories. It shows just how hard life can be for ... Read full review

Other editions - View all

About the author (2011)

SHEILA KELLY WELCH writes and illustrates for children of all ages. Her story “The Holding-On Night,” published in Cricket, won the International Reading Association's Short Story Award. Her most popular books are Little Prince Know-It-All and A Horse for All Seasons. She and her husband live in Illinois, where they raised five sons and two daughters. Four of the children were adopted when they were of school age. Although she has two degrees from Temple University, Sheila has learned more from her children than from any college course. - See more at: http://www.namelos.com/sheila-kelly-welch/#sthash.NijVkiLE.dpuf

Bibliographic information