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New to town, Brent Bishop longs to stroll around school with the popular Brianna on his arm. But when Brianna begs him at a party full of schoolmates to stop hounding her, Brent's hopes are shattered. Trying to escape his humiliation, he attempts to destroy himself in a car crash--and ends up killing Lea, an innocent teen unfortunate enough to cross his path. Lea's mother asks one thing of Brent: that he create four whirligigs from a picture of Lea and set them up at the four corners of the United States. Lea's mother believes that by spreading the joy that whirligigs gave Lea as a child, Brent will keep Lea's spirit alive. And so Brent goes off with an unlimited bus ticket and the tools he needs to memorialize Lea. On his journey, he rediscovers his own love of life, and he begins to realize how--like the pieces that form the intricate whirligigs--people come together to affect each other in surprising ways.
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Grouping Title whirligig
Grouping Author fleischman paul
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Last Grouping Update 2019-01-17 23:03:37PM
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auth_author2 Bertot, Joseph., Christian, Lily., Field, Robert., Hauk, Alex.
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display_description While traveling to each corner of the country to build a whirligig in memory of the girl whose death he causes, sixteen-year-old Brian finds forgiveness and atonement.
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subject_facet Children's audiobooks, Forgiveness, Forgiveness -- Fiction, Voyages and travels, Voyages and travels -- Fiction, Whirligigs, Whirligigs -- Fiction
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topic_facet Forgiveness, Voyages and travels, Whirligigs, Young Adult Fiction, Young Adult Literature