Megan is excited when Cindy moves into her neighborhood -- maybe she'll finally have a best friend. Sure enough, the two girls quickly become inseparable. Cindy even starts to learn sign language so they can communicate more easily.
But when they go away to summer camp together, problems arise. Cindy feels left out, because Megan is spending all of her time with Lizzie, another deaf girl; Megan resents that Cindy is always trying to help her, even when she doesn't need help. Before they can mend their differences, both girls have to learn what it means to be a friend.
"Matlin is at her best when delving into Megan's inner world, such as her heightened sense of smell (her father...claims her deafness sharpens her other senses) or her anger at not being able to use the phone..." -- Publisher's Weekly
|Recommended Age||8 - 12|
|Publication Date||Feb 24, 2004|
|Publisher||Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers|