Grades 7 - 10
Grade level Equivalent: 5.6
Lexile Measure®: 860L
DRA: Not Available
Guided Reading: NR
- Realistic Fiction
- Challenges and Overcoming Obstacles
- Determination and Perseverance
- Adult Content
About This Book
Although she lives an unconventional lifestyle with her mentally disabled mother and their doting neighbor, Bernadette, twelve-year-oldHeidi has a lucky streak that has a way of pointing her in the right direction. When a mysterious word in her mother's vocabulary begins to haunt her, Heidi's thirst for the truth leads her on a cross-country journey in search of the secrets of her past.
A dramatic tour de force by the best-selling author of Regular Guy.
You couldn't really tell about Mama's brain just from looking at her, but it was obvious as soon as she spoke. She had a high voice, like a little girl's, and she only knew twenty-three words. I know this for a fact, because we kept a list of the things Mama said tacked to the inside of the kitchen cabinet. Most of the words were common ones, like good and more and hot, but there was one word only my mother said, soof.