Article Title

The Astonishing Maybe


Taylor Nelson


Outstanding, Intermediate, Young Adult, Friendship, Family Problems, Mental Illness, Neighbors

Document Type

Book Review


Twelve-year-old Gideon Quinton hates his new home in Nevada. But then he meets the girl next door, Roona, who wears a baby blanket like a cape when she needs to feel strong. As Gideon and Roona get to know each other, Roona begins to reveal more about her past and her troubled mother. When Roona decides to embark on an adventure to find her long-lost father, Gideon agrees to help. Along the way, he learns some surprising things about family, loyalty, and the power of helping those around us in need.