In helping these two Cornelia not only unravels some mysteries about her own family, but she gains enough confidence to accept the fact that stuttering is a problem she can face not by being silent but by opening up and speaking out when she needs to.
Cornelia has much to learn from Agatha. Tending to Grace is written in a simple, direct narrative style. And some regard you as dimwit, including those who continue to put you into the same English classes even though you have already read the books--in their original language and format--that are bei "You hide who you are, you live half a life.
And Cornelia often passes on her turn to read aloud in class even though she has already read the book the class is sharing.
And, if you ask her name, you may have already lost your chance to connect with her. And when Tending to grace catalyst named Bo comes to say thank you, all three lives will changed forever. We learn from Cornelia as much as we learn from Agatha, though we may be tempted to believe that we know more than both of them.
This book, with its short chapters one to two pages on average cover a lot of ground in dealing with loss, separation, difficulties, and opening up to the possibilities that lie within us. She is the kind of intelligent, sensitive teenager who reads widely and deeply.
Her mother runs off to Las Vegas with a loser boyfriend after she dumps Cornelia with Aunt Agatha, a virtual stranger. She keeps things straight. Her mother thinks she is a little backward with her interest in reading and in church.
This title was the Schneider Family Award Winner for its depiction of learning disabilities and overcoming loss. You speak up, then you can be who was meant to be.
Cornelia develops self-confidence when she helps a younger cousin who is struggling to read.
Cornelia stuffs her feelings of hurt inside and refuses to speak most of the time, because of her stutter. And people are not patient enough to wait for those words to form.
But Cornelia has lived her life to "fix" her mother. In magical, yet familiar, ways. As she tells her story, the reader also learns that Cornelia has an affliction of stuttering and an even greater problem of a mother who is constantly emotionally unavailable and who appears to be more interested in a live-in boyfriend of minimal intelligence.
And some regard you as dimwit, including those who continue to put you into the same English classes even though you have already read the books--in their original language and format--that are being covered in the room. And Agatha from Cornelia. She discovers that Aunt Agatha cannot read either.
Her mother is completely irresponsible. Cornelia slowly finds her path in the most unlikely way. But Cornelia is trapped in a regular English class that is reading a "dumbed down" version of Tom Sawyer, while she compares the real version hidden in her lap.
Cornelia is not in the honors class due to her refusal to speak and her multitude of absences. Chapters are not long, and at the end of most chapters is an observation by the narrator that moves the reader through the epiphany that Cornelia finally achieves.
So, Cornelia looks down at her feet when spoken too.Narrator Cornelia, 14, makes a new life with her great-aunt when her mother heads for Las Vegas with "the boyfriend.". I recently read Tending to Grace,an amazing book by Kimberly Newton Fusco, after several classmates toldme that it was a must read.
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