The Summer of Letting Go
Francesca Schnell’s little brother, Simon, drowned four years ago, and she was the one who should have been watching him. Now almost 16, she’s used to playing second fiddle to her dead brother’s memory, and to her best friend Lisette , who is frolicking through summer with Francesca’s dream boy. At the local pool, Francesca meets Frankie Sky, a daredevil of a four year old boy with a hole in his heart who bears an eerie resemblance to her brother– so much so that she begins to wonder if he could be Simon’s reincarnation. Knowing Frankie leads Francesca to places she never thought she’d dare to go, and it begins to seem possible to forgive herself, grow up, and even fall in love, whether or not she solves the riddle of Frankie Sky.
Ages: 12 and up
Published by: Algonquin Books for Young Readers