The Summer of the Swans Author:Betsy Byars Sara's fourteenth summer was turning out to be the most confusing time of her life. Up until then things had flowed smoothly, like the gliding swans on the lake. Now she wanted to fly away from everything- her beautiful older sister; her bossy Aunt Willie, her remote father, and, most of all, from herself. She hated her own gawkiness, her enormo... more »us feet, her lack of "popularity."
And then there was her younger brother. Charlie, who hadn't said a world since his illness years ago. Sara loved him in a way she didn't understand until the night he disappeared, when she began to realize what it means to care more about someone else than you could ever care about yourself.« less