The Year of My Miraculous Reappearance
The Year of My Miraculous Reappearance
The Year of My Miraculous Reappearance
Catherine Ryan Hyde
Cynnie takes care of herself—and more importantly, she takes care of her little brother, Bill. So it doesn't matter that her mom is drunk all the time. Cynnie's got her own life. Cynnie's the one Bill loves more than anyone. Cynnie's the real mother in the house. And if there's one thing she knows for sure, it's that she'll never, ever sink as low as her mother.But when things start to fall apart, Cynnie needs a way to dull the pain.Never say never.This unflinching look at the power of addiction is the story of one girl's fall into darkness—and the strength, trust, and forgiveness it takes to climb back out again.

Book Details


  • Fiction
  • Juvenile Fiction

Age Level: 

  • 12 and up
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Cynnie is thirteen years old and has taken over the role of her mother. While her mom is sitting one the couch drinking, Cynnie is tending to Bill, her 5 year old brother who has Down Syndrome. Cynnie feels as if she is the only one who loves him. This all changes when her mom sends Bill to live with their Grandparents because she feels he is too much of a responsibility. What will happen to Cynnie if she cannot be with her darling Bill? Will the pain of missing him force her to do something she normally wouldn't do?

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