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Theresa "Tee" Stanford figures her life is smooth sailing, but everything changes when a drunk driver hits her father, leaving him mentally disabled. With her last year of high school looming, Tee can no longer rely on her old dreams for the future.
Hardcover, 224 pages
Published September 1st 2004 by Lobster Press (first published January 9th 2004)
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Jennifer Wardrip
Reviewed by hoopsielv for TeensReadToo.com

Tee's senior year of high school should be filled with happy memories of friends, family, and college dreams. It's anything but that. A local drunk hit her father and he's in rehabilitation with the ability of a five-year-old. Since she doesn't have much of a relationship with her mother, Tee is living with an aunt who is a popular author.

It's time for Tee to put her life back together. She is a good student and wants to get an early acceptance to a pre
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Bniceygresham
Apr 16, 2009 Bniceygresham rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is about a girl whose father gets hit by a drunk driver and leaves him in an almost vegetative state. When her father finally comes out of the coma, he has the mind and the memory of a child. Throughout the book he gains his memory back but its not enough because the girl is facing many more problems than that. She thought senior year was supposed to be easy with a canoing trip but that was before she met Ethan, Ellie, and Dr. Spellman. She has to realize things on her own although nothing ...more
Purpleduck
This was a suprisingly good YA contemporary. I got this book a few years ago as a gift and it had been sitting on my shelf ever since. I had no idea what this book was about going in because I had never heard of it and I don't like reading the blurb on the back. This is one of the better YA contemporaries I've read. There's also the added bonus that it Canadian so it was nice reading about a setting I'm more familiar with.
Brittany
Jan 09, 2012 Brittany rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was a great read. I found myself not really wanting to put it down. Although the book was good I thought the ending could have been a little better. It was almost like the end of the book was rushed, just to get it done. Overall the book was a great read though.
Willie Gresham
Dec 09, 2015 Willie Gresham rated it really liked it
About a girl whose father gets hit and it leaves him in a vegetative state. He recovers but has the memory of a child. He slowly gains his memory back but the girl must learn that she has to be independent of everyone if she wants to potential to hold on to her dreams.
Bernice
May 06, 2009 Bernice rated it really liked it
About a girl whose father gets hit and it leaves him in a vegetative state. He recovers but has the memory of a child. He slowly gains his memory back but the girl must learn that she has to be independent of everyone if she wants to potential to hold on to her dreams.
Haley Wieting
I really loved how Heather made you think about what would you have done if that happened to you. I also liked how everything was tied together and you could understand everything that was going on in the book.
Nichole Horton
Feb 28, 2011 Nichole Horton rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was touched by this story. It was powerful and I couldn't put it down. I would leap at the opprutunity to read the book again (And Again).
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Jun 21, 2016 Brayden rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This really was a beautiful book. I had read a previous book by this author and thought it was okay but this one blew me away.
De'ondre Prentiss
I read this book for a class project in my Drivers Ed Class. One of the best books I've read
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I loved this book. I can't wait to read it again.
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Heather Waldorf was born in Ottawa and raised in small-town Eastern Ontario. She now lives in Toronto with Moose, a twelve-year-old golden retriever. Heather is addicted to green tea, jigsaw puzzles, mystery novels and the TV show Bones. Also a lover of the great outdoors, she's never written a novel that doesn't, at some point, put the main character in a canoe.

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