Wednesday, January 9, 2019
Waiting on Wednesday: Stay by Bobbie Pyron
Stay by Bobbie Pyron. 320 p. Katherine Tegen Books/ HarperCollins Publisher, August 13, 2019. 9780062839220.
Synopsis via the author's website: Piper needs something to hold on to. Her family just moved into a homeless shelter in a whole new city. And her life may never be normal again! But Hope House brings new challenges and new friendships, including Firefly troop 423 and a sweet dog named Baby.
Baby feels lucky. He gets to live in a park with his person, Jewel. A pack of two. But Jewel isn’t well, and there’s only so much her Baby can do to help her.
Piper makes Baby feel like he’s got another heartbeat on his side. And Baby makes Piper feel like she matters—even if it’s just to one little dog. So when Baby and his person are torn apart, Piper knows she’s the only one who can help. But that means learning to trust her new friends—and herself—before Baby gets taken away for good.
Told in the alternating perspectives of Piper and Baby, this heartwarming friendship tale proclaims the importance of hope, the power of story, and the true meaning of home.
Learned of this via a FB post by Barbara O'Connor, who praised it to the heavens.