The Boy on Cinnamon Street
by Phoebe Stone
Arthur A. Levine Books, 2012. 234 pgs. Fiction.
When a note from a secret admirer arrives, Louise Terrace's whole world is quickly turned upside down. Louise is a girl stuck in transition. Even though she is in junior high, she has the body of a fourth grader. This would be fantastic--if she hadn't suddenly decided to quit gymnastics--along with pretty much everything else she once enjoyed. Louise has a tragic secret she wants desperately to forget. A secret admirer might be just the distraction she needs--especially if he happens to be the the cute pizza delivery boy, Benny McCartney! Based on a life-shattering experience that happened in the author's own life, The Boy on Cinnamon Street, is a bitter sweet story that will make you laugh and make you cry--sometimes both at once.