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Publisher's Summary

From award-winning author Beth Vrabel comes a powerfully moving story about a magical friendship, coping with disability, and the pains of growing up and growing apart.

Twelve-year-old Caleb is shorter, frailer, and more protected than most kids his age. That's because he has cystic fibrosis, a diagnosis meaning lungs that fill with mucus and a shortened lifespan. Caleb tries not to let his disorder define him, but it can be hard with an overprotective mom and a perfect big brother.

Then Caleb meets Kit - a vibrant, independent, and free girl - and his world changes instantly. Kit reads Caleb's palm and tells him they are destined to become friends. She calls birds down from the sky and turns every day into an adventure. Her magic is contagious, making Caleb question the rules and order in his life. But being Kit's friend means embracing deception and danger, and soon Caleb will have to decide if his friendship with Kit is really what's best for him - or her.

©2017 Beth Vrabel (P)2017 Hachette Audio

Critic Reviews

"A compelling story of two struggling kids making their own safe haven." ( Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books)
"Having a disability myself, my heart broke for Caleb who wants nothing more than to feel like a normal 12-year-old kid - at any cost. Caleb and Kit will forever be entwined, the roots of their friendship solid, rich, and strong, just like this beautiful story." (Kerry O'Malley Cerra, author of Just a Drop of Water)

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