How could someone like Mick die ? He was the kid who freaked out hismom by putting a ceramic eye in a defrosted chicken, the kid who did a wilddance in front of the whole school--and the kid who, if only he had worn hisbicycle helmet, would still be alive today. But w Phoebe Harte'stwelve-year-old brother is gone, and Phoebe's world has turned upside down.With her trademark candor and compassion, beloved middle-grade writer BarbaraPark tells how Phoebe copes with her painful loss in this story filled withsadness, humor--and hope. Chosen by Publishers Weekly as one of theirBest Books of 1996. A full-fledged and fully convincing drama ( PublishersWeekly ).