Defining Dulcie
Defining Dulcie
Defining Dulcie
Paul Acampora
When her mother decides to move her to California after her father dies, Dulcie plots to steal the family car and drive back home upon their arrival, yet after meeting a girl in her new neighborhood and learning of her difficult family situation, Dulcie realizes that her presence and strong will is exactly what her new friend will need to get her through her difficult period ahead.

Book Details


  • Fiction
  • Juvenile Fiction

Age Level: 

  • 12 and up
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Dulcie's father, a janitor, just died. Her mother decides to move her and Dulcie cross country to California from Connecticut. As soon as Dulcie steps foot in CA, she knows that's not where she belongs. She steals her mother's truck and makes her way back to Newbury, to her grandfather and her home. Dulcie's grandfather, Frank, lets her come back and work for him, without pay, as punishment for worrying her mother when she left. Frank has already hired another helper, Roxanne. Soon, Roxanne and Dulcie become friends.

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