by Jennifer L. Holm New (4th+)
An eleven-year-old girl, Penny dreams of doing things that the other kids are doing like swimming and going to movies. Her mother is scared she will get Polio and will not let her do these things. So, Penny has to find other things to keep her busy during the summer. Her father’s family is great at helping her do this but they are hiding something from her about her father’s death. Penny is going to have a long and hard journey ahead of her to find the truth.