A Solitary Blue (Hardcover)
|Author: Cynthia Voigt|
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From the Publisher:
A Newbery Honor–winning installment of the Cynthia Voigt’s classic Tillerman series is repackaged with a fresh new look.Jeff Greene was only seven when he came home from school to find a note from his mother. She felt that the world needed her more than her “grown up” son did. For someone who believed she could see the world’s problems so clearly, she was blind to the heartache and difficulties she pushed upon her son, leaving him with his reserved, undemonstrative father.
So when, years later, she invites Jeff to spend summers with her in Charleston, Jeff is captivated by her free spirit and warmth, and a happiness he’s been missing fills him. But Jeff's second visit ends with a devastating betrayal and an aching feeling of loneliness. In life, there can be emotional pits so deep that seemingly nothing will grow—but if he digs a little deeper, Jeff might just come out on the other side.
This companion to DICEY'S SONG focuses on Dicey's friend, Jeff Greene. Jeff has learned to adapt to the fact that his mother abandoned him and his father years ago, so he is surprised when she suddenly invites him to visit her. Jeff is delighted to discover that his mother is very different from his remote, perfectionist father. Unfortunately, Jeff's burgeoning relationship with her widens the gap that already exists between him and his father. A 1984 Newbery Honor Book.