Mick Harte Was Here Author:Barbara Park How could someone like Mick die? He was the kid who freaked out his mom by putting a ceramic eye in a defrosted chicken, the kid who did a wild dance in front of the whole school--and the kid who, if only he had worn his bicycle helmet, would still be alive today. But now Phoebe Harte's twelve-year-old brother is gone, and Phoebe's world ... more »has turned upside down. With her trademark candor and compassion, beloved middle-grade writer Barbara Park tells how Phoebe copes with her painful loss in this story filled with sadness, humor--and hope. Chosen by Publishers Weekly as one of their Best Books of 1996.« less
Sad story about a tragic death of a child that could have been prevented. The family is shocked when Mick is suddenly killed and has to deal with the aftermath. I read it before allowing my 10 year old daughter. I was disappointed that Barbara Park would use bad language. It was only one word used about three times. The point would have been made without using it.
In the end, the sister has her own "memorial" for her brother.
Worth two "AR" points for those who need them.