Waiting for Christopher


Praised by critics as a sensitive, yet unflinching look at child abuse, this novel is the story of lonely Feena Harvey, a teenager who cannot stand by and watch bad things happen. Which is why, when she sees a toddler being slapped and kicked, then abandoned by his mother, Feena "kidnaps" the baby to "save" him. Finding an unlikely ally in the most popular girl in school, Feena skips school to take care of Christopher. But how long can this mismatched pair of guardians keep their secret? Especially once the police join the search for the baby.

Book in Common, Mississippi University for Women

NY Public Library Best Books for the Teenage

Top Ten Books of Summer, GIRLS LIFE Magazine

Featured Book,  @ The Library Teen Book Disucssion

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