Quirky is the main word that comes to mind when I try to describe this book. It is very much a quirky story about a very quirky girl that is employed by quirky people. Rachel has just graduated from high school and is about to start courses at the university when she is hired by a local attorney to care for a brain damaged woman named Grace. She begins the job believing it will be a piece of cake and without a whole lot of compassion for Grace, though once she starts finding out a little more about who Grace was before the accident, that mentality slowly begins to change. Rachel becomes determined to make Grace have the best life she can, even if Grace herself doesn't understand that.
This story, written by Alyssa Brugman, was both heart-wrenching and humorous (did I mention it was quirky?). All of the characters were incredibly honest within themselves, though the reader doesn't discover those bits until the end of the novel. I loved how Rachel grew into herself and helped Grace to continue to grow, even in her brain damaged state. The descriptions of situations, surroundings, and people are excellent....and quirky!!
Grace is brain damaged woman. Rachel, who has just finished high school and is starting college, is her latest and probably youngest caregiver. Upon her arrival, she finds Grace's sisters attempting to steal some of Grace's belonging. During the course of the book, she'll learn more about Grace, her sisters and about herself.
This book is an enjoyable read with well-rounded characters. Although some of the supposed mysteries surrounding Grace can be seen coming from a mile away, I liked the way the author made Grace into her own character and the whole relationship between Grace and Rachel is quite touching. Those who enjoyed books with interesting characters will enjoy this book.