A Friend at Midnight  -     By: Caroline B. Cooney
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A Friend at Midnight

Multnomah Books / 2008 / Paperback

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Lily Rosetti copes pretty well with life after her parents' divorce. But when her 8-year-old brother, Michael, wants to live with his dad---and then is abandoned at the airport after a 2-week "experiment"---Lily hates with a fierceness she never thought possible! Can she ever forgive her father? Can Michael? Ages 12 and up.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 192
Vendor: Multnomah Books
Publication Date: 2008
Dimensions: 8.00 X 5.19 (inches)
ISBN: 1400072093
ISBN-13: 9781400072095
Availability: In Stock
Ages: 13-16

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Publisher's Description

Lily has settled into life in Connecticut after her parent's divorce but it's been harder on her eight-year-old brother Michael. After their mother remarries, her brother chooses to go live with his father in Washington, D.C., until the day he calls home from the Baltimore-Washington Airport where his father has abandoned him.

Lily is home babysitting her baby stepbrother when she answers the phone. She has no idea the extent to which her faith in God will be tested. There is no choice for Lily. She will rescue Michael, but will she be able to rescue herself from the bitterness and anger she feels?

From the Hardcover edition.

Author Bio

Caroline B. Cooney is the bestselling and award-winning author of numerous books for young people. The author lives in Westbrook, CT and New York City.

From the Hardcover edition.

Editorial Reviews

"A Friend at Midnight is the BEST teen novel I’ve read. Lily and her quirky family totally won my heart–they made me laugh and cry and ponder. Brimming with realistic characters, unexpected twists and heartwarming redemptions, this is a superior read!"

--Melody Carlson, award-winning author of more than 100 books including her new teen series Notes from a Spinning Planet

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  1. Oregon
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    October 14, 2009
    Jill Williamson
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: female
    Lily is watching her baby brother when she gets a call from her other brother, Michael. Their father just dropped eight-year-old Michael off at the airport in Baltimore without money or a plane ticket. Michael begs Lily to help him get home and to keep what Dad did a secret. Lily risks everything to rescue her brother. She cant believe that her dad would abandon his son in such a way. And after everything that Dad said and did to Michael, how can Michael still love him?This book was excellent. Cooney does a masterful job of getting into three siblings very different views of their parents divorce. I was drawn into the mystery of what was going on, and then to the characters as they struggled through life and their relationship with their father. I loved how Cooney ended it all. Touching and through-provoking. Highly recommended.
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