Watching Jimmy

Watching Jimmy

Book - 2009
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Young Carolyn walks an emotional tightrope knowing what really happened to her best friend, Jimmy, the day his Uncle Ted chose to teach him a lesson that left Jimmy brain-damaged. But when Uncle Ted threatens his beleaguered family with even more abuse and the loss of their home, Carolyn must find the courage to match wits with him and to speak out, using the truth as her only weapon.
Publisher: Toronto : Tundra Books, c2009
ISBN: 9780887768712
Branch Call Number: HARTRY
Characteristics: 152 p. ; 19 cm

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maiapoon
Aug 18, 2015

This Canadian book will lead you into the life of an 11 year old girl, Carolyn, and her strong opinions and perspectives. Her friend, Jimmy has mental health issues due to an accident that she witnessed first hand. You will find out how she deals with her problems in this intricately crafted tale of right and wrong by Nancy Hartry, an amazing person and writer.

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harrison7548
Sep 19, 2012

An emotionally moving, short read rated 4 stars!

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ingridfiebig
Jul 12, 2012

This book very straight forward. It starts out right with the action and then the rest is two characters going on an adventure to escape from they're tough life at home. It was also more religious than I expected which is okay, but I'm not a strong believer in that sort of thing.

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kitty10
Jan 27, 2012

This book seems so interesting and it's for the YRCA. They came to our school and I was confused so I'm just reading a book anyway.

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HanaKur
Oct 22, 2011

i want a read this

loonylovesgood Aug 29, 2011

A great addition to 2012 YRCA. Canadian too! Really gripping, I couldn't put it down and read it in a day!

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Librarykim
Oct 26, 2010

What a wonderful book, could not stop reading it - dinner was very late tonight! Just a hint, a kleenex might be required-not sad, just moving!

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