Remember Me
OR

 
Comfort
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TYPE
AGE
Children's - 4th-7th Grade, Age 9-12 
READABILITY
4.5 
PAGES
312 p. ; 
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PUBLISHER
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ISBN 9781590788950
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When Ann Fay's challenge to recover from polio is compounded by her father's inability to cope with psychological war wounds, Ann Fay's attempts to fix both problems fail miserably. But when she realizes burdens are for sharing and quality relationships require humility and trust, she walks a once-lonely path with help. As she becomes less dependent upon clunky, uncomfortable braces for her polio-stricken legs, she also depends less on self-reliance and more on the patient grace of friends and family. Although this is a mid-elementary level read, negative psychological consequences of war (loud noises trigger combative reaction) is more appropriate reading and discussion for middle school and older readers. A well-researched, enjoyable sequel to Blue.
Publisher Summary
World War II is over and Ann Fay Honeycut has new challenges--mostly her relationship with her father, home from the war, and the emotional and physical demands of polio. Now that Daddy has returned from fighting Hitler and Ann Fay is home from the polio hospital, life should get back to normal. But Ann Fay discovers she no longer fits easily into old friendships and Daddy has been traumatized by the war. Her family and social life are both falling apart. Ever responsible, she tries to fix things until she finally admits that she herself needs fixing. She travels to the Georgia Warm Springs Foundation, founded by Franklin D. Roosevelt, where she finds comfort, healing, and even a little romance. Although this invigorating experience does not solve all her problems, it does give Ann Fay a new view of herself. In this Parents' Choice Awards Recommended Book, sequel to Blue, Ann Fay makes new friends, reevaluates old relationships, and discovers her unique place in the community.
 
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