Jessieas father has always been a missing piece of her lifeabut if she were to find him, how would he feel about her? Jessie Wells thinks four is a good number. Things with four sides are sturdy and strong. A box, a chair, a room with four walls. But ever since the day Jessieas dad left, Jessie, her mother, and Aunt Zis have been a triangleathree-sided, though solidly linked. Jessie has heard the story: Her beautiful young mother had married a prince who disappeared one day, so she had raised her daughter with the help of Aunt Zis. But lately, the picture in Jessieas mind seems incomplete. Who is James Wells? she wonders. He must be more than just a deadbeat dad who deserted his wife and child, and Jessie is determined to find out, even if she has to call every Wells in the phone bookaand there are a lot of them. But if Jessie finds her father and asks him all her questions, will she like the answers?But while I stood there, halffrozen, Jack walked over and said, as easily as if it was nothing, aHi, need some help?a aNo, a my father said. ... Honda, like ours, only a lot newer. I watched my father load the bags into the car, and I thought, Tight guy, hea#39;s suspicious when help is offered, and he wona#39;t say thanks. Jack looked over at me ... Jack stepped back. The engine turned over, and I calmly walked forward.
|Author||:||Norma Fox Mazer|
|Publisher||:||Open Road Media - 2015-06-16|