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Fiction Ages 9-12
Pages: 128
Themes: death, grief, loss, divorce, separation, family, trauma, dogs, puppies, poetry, diary entries, change
Publisher: Coteau Books
Pub Date: 15/May/2017
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Millie is eleven going on twelve, and facing her toughest problems yet as she struggles with changes to her family. Her father moves out of the house and faces a cancer diagnosis, and her mother moves on with a new boyfriend. To cope, Millie distracts herself by speaking to her twin brother, Billy (who died before he was born), and dreams of the day she can convince her family to get a puppy.

A story in verse, Stay captures the essence of what it means to grow up, confront our fears, support our families and share in a wild optimism that only youth can harbor.

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