The sixties may have come to other parts of North Carolina, but with Mama pregnant again, Daddy struggling to find work, and nine siblings underfoot, nobody in the holler has much time for modern-day notions. Especially not twelve-year-old Livy Two, aspiring songwriter and self-appointed guardian of little sister Gentle, whose eyes “don’t work so good yet." Even after a doctor confirms her fears, Livy Two is determined to make the best of Gentle’s situation and sets out to transform the family’s scrappy dachshund into a genuine Seeing Eye dog. But when tragedy strikes, can Livy Two continue to stay strong for her family?
Kerry gives an overview of the book:
Kerry first captured the attention of young adult readers with her novel Offsides, (William Morrow) selected by the New York Public Library as one of the Ten Recommended Books of 1997 for Mature Teens.
Her second book, Writing Smarts: A Girl's Guide to...