Crush. Candy. Corpse.

  • Interest Level: Grade 7 - Grade 12
  • Reading Level: Grade 6

Paradise Manor is depressing—the smells are bad and the residents are old. Sunny would much rather be doing her volunteer hours at Salon Teo, but her teacher won’t let her. Who says volunteering at a hair salon doesn’t benefit the community?

But working with the Alzheimer’s patients has a surprising effect on Sunny. Along with Cole, the grandson of one of the residents, she begins to see that the residents don’t have much more choice about their lives than she does: what they eat, how they are treated by staff, even what they watch on television. So Sunny does what she can to make the residents happy—even if she has to sometimes break the rules to do it.

When tragedy strikes at Paradise, Sunny’s left to make the decision about whether or not to honor a promise that Cole made to his grandmother about her life . . . and her death.

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Interest Level Grade 7 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 6
Genre High/Low, Young Adult
Copyright 2014
Publisher James Lorimer and Company Ltd., Publishers
Imprint Lorimer Children & Teens
Language English
Number of Pages 224
Publication Date 2016-09-01
Text Type Fiction
BISACS YAF023010, YAF058050, YAF058120
Dewey [Fic]
Dimensions 5.5 x 8.5
Lexile 630
Features Author/Illustrator biography

Author: Sylvia McNicoll

Sylvia McNicoll lives in Burlington, Ontario and has written twenty-three books for children. Her novels have won the Silver Birch and the Manitoba Young Reader's Choice Award.