A World Away Author:Nancy Grossman A summer of firsts — Sixteen-year-old Eliza Miller has never made a phone call, never tried on a pair of jeans, never sat in a darkened theater waiting for a movie to start. Sheís never even talked to someone her age who isnít Amish, like her. — A summer of good-byes — When she leaves her close-knit family to spend the summer as a nanny in suburban... more » Chicago, a part of her canít wait to leave behind everything she knows. She canít imagine the secrets she will uncover, the friends she will make, the surprises and temptations of a way of life so different from her own.
A summer of impossible choice
Every minute Eliza spends with her new friend Josh feels as good as listening to music for the first time, and she wonders whether there might be a place for her in his world. But as summer wanes, she misses the people she has left behind, and the Plain life she once took for granted. Eliza will have to decide for herself where she belongs. Whichever choice she makes, she knows she will lose someone she loves.« less