“It’s still true.” That’s the first thing James Tillerman says to his older sister, Dicey, every morning. It’s still true that their mother has abandoned the four Tillermans in a mall parking lot somewhere in the middle of Connecticut. It’s still true that they have to find their own way to Great-aunt Cilla’s house in Bridgeport. It’s still true that they need to spend as little as possible on food and seek shelter anywhere that is out of view of the authorities. It’s still true that the only way they can hope to all stay together is to just keep moving forward.
Deep down, Dicey hopes they can find someone to trust, someone who will take them in and love them. But she’s afraid it’s just too much to hope for....
“A glowing book...An enthralling journey to a gratifying end.” — The New York Times Book Review
“Fantastic...Dicey’s strength and courage carry the story.”— The Baltimore Sun
“Thought-provoking, and worked out to the finest detail.” —The Horn Book
“Voigt has written a novel that few will want to lay down.” —Publishers Weekly