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"I'm Dora," the girl -- obviously pregnant -- said as Teddi opened Mamie's door to her. Teddi stared blankly. Who was Dora? All too soon, Teddi knew. Dora was, she said, the wife of Mamie's son Ricky, who had recently died in a plane crash. She was to bear Ricky's son -- very soon -- and had come to live with Mamie because she had no other place to go. Mamie had never ...more
Published November 1st 1998 by Atheneum Books
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Orphan Teddi, recovering from many losses, has finally begun to adjust to life with her next-door-neighbor turned foster mother Marnie when Dora shows up on their doorstep, pregnant and claiming to be the wife of Marnie's estranged and recently deceased son Ricky. Kindly Marnie takes her in and Dora casually usurps Teddi's place in the house. Teddi, feeling displaced, thinks there may be something about Dora's story that doesn't quite ring true. Her conscience questions her gut instincts, and ...more
This book was good. The plot was intense and thrilling and kept me wanting more..most of the time. Some things were predictable and the ending wasn't all that great. I enjoyed the writing style and the tone it put in place for the reader. It was a quick read that was very nice and had lots of twists and turns. Some parts got really boring and I took a long break from it sometimes, but once I finished it, I realized it was pretty good. I'd recommend this book for readers who enjoy a ...more
Willo Davis Roberts was an American writer chiefly known for her mystery novels for children and young adults. She won Edgar Allan Poe awards in 1989, 1995, and 1997 for best juvenile and best young adult mysteries. Her books included The View from the Cherry Tree, Twisted Summer, Don't Hurt Laurie, Megan's Island, Baby-sitting is a Dangerous Job, Hostage, The Girl with Silver Eyes, The One Left B ...moreMore about Willo Davis Roberts...