In Shelia O'Connor's book Keeping Safe the Stars, a group of young siblings (Pride, Nightingale, and Baby) learn how hard it is to live on there own.
In Shelia O'Connor's book Keeping Safe the Stars, a group of young siblings (Pride, Nightingale, and Baby) learn how hard it is to live on there own. With their parents dead and their only living family member (Old Finn) in the hospital. these very private children realize putting food on the table and paying the bills is now their job. To make money for food they sell pony rides and homemade snacks and souvenirs at a stand in front of their house. Their customers include nosy people, mean women and a friendly reporter who wants to know too much. Twisted in a web of lies in an effort to keep their personal life private, it all starts to feel like too much without Old Finn. They decide to go to Duluth to see him in the hospital. But seeing that he is sicker than they thought, they fear that are going to loose him for good, just like their parents. But just when they think all is lost, Justine, Old Finn's long lost love shows them they just might have a chance. This was a very interesting and well written book. I enjoyed reading it and it never really lost my attention.