Getting Near to Baby
This book is sad but at the same time a great book that I have read over and over again!
Although thirteen-year-old Willa Jo and her Aunt Patty seem to be constantly at odds, staying with her and Uncle Hob helps Willa Jo and her younger sister come to terms with the death of their family's baby. Willa Jo's family hasn't been the same since Baby's death--Willa's younger sister stopped talking, and their mother can't take care of them anymore. Twelve-year-old Willa Jo feels as if her life is falling apart and that no one understands how she feels. Even though she knows she must help her family, Willa Jo isn't sure how she can even take the first step to help herself.