The 10 p.m. Question

Twelve-year-old Frankie Parsons is a talented kid with a quirky family, a best friend named Gigs, and a voice of anxiety constantly nibbling in his head: Could that kidney-shaped spot on his chest be a galloping cancer? Are the smoke alarm batteries flat? Has his cat, The Fat Controller, given them all worms? Only Ma, who never leaves home, takes Frankie’s worries seriously. But then, it is Ma who is the cause of the most troubling question of all, the one Frankie can never bring himself to ask. When a new girl arrives at school — a daring free spirit with unavoidable questions of her own — Frankie’s carefully guarded world begins to unravel, leading him to a painful confrontation with the ultimate 10 p.m. question.

Title: The 10 p.m. Question
Author: Kate De Goldi
Publisher: Candlewick (September 28, 2010)
Pages: 256

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One Response

  1. This was an absolutely gorgeous book- I found myself really connecting to all of the characters, especially Frankie.
    It has been one of the most refreshing books I’ve read in a long time. =) It was heartbreaking and funny all at the same time. I think, like with ‘When You Reach Me’ last year this might be a contender for a Newbury medal/ honour.

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