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by Caroline B. Cooney

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Caroline B. Cooney
Delacorte Books for Young Readers (October 10, 2006)
Literature & Fiction
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Also by Caroline B. Cooney. Mom and Kells would not be back till after midnight. They had driven Reb to college

Also by Caroline B. They had driven Reb to college. It was the first semester of Reb’s freshman year, and Lily had been counting the days right along with her sister, excited about seeing the campus and the dorm, meeting the roommates, helping unpack, hanging clothes and posters. But when the last box and suitcase had been wedged into the car, there was no room for Nate’s car seat and no room for Lily.

A Friend at Midnight. by Caroline B. Caroline Cooney's classic tale of suspense, in a bold new packageMary Lee and Madrigal are identical twins, exactly alike in every way. Until they are separated - then Mary Lee wishes she could live her sister's life. And then she gets her wish. alo. For All Time (Time Travelers, by Caroline B. Annie Lockwood is testing Time. She’s traveled through it before, but always at Time’s bidding.

Oh, Michael! You just told your father you were coming home? Coming back to me? Oh, Michael, I’m so glad to see you! This is so wonderful! Michael slid out of her grasp and onto a chair, facing his. glass of orange juice. Nathaniel kept yelling. Got Miikooo atta airport! Yes, you did, said Kells. You and your big sister went on a long taxi ride, didn’t you? Nathaniel frowned. His father swung him in circles.

Caroline B. Cooney (born May 10, 1947) is an American author of suspense, romance, horror, and mystery books for young adults. Cooney was born in Geneva, New York. She currently resides in Fort Mill, South Carolina. Cooney's books have received. Cooney's books have received several honors, including an IRA–CBC Children's Choice and being named an ALA Best Book for Young Adults. Most recently Cooney's Diamonds in the Shadow was named a 2008 ALA/YALSA Quick Pick and was a nominee for the Edgar Allan Poe Award.

A Friend at Midnight book. Caroline Cooney really knows how to make her characters live. The book made me think about some things I thought I already knew.

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A Friend at Midnight - Caroline B. The book begins with an 8 year old boy being dropped off at an airport without food, money, an airplane ticket or an adult. The reader finds out later that his father just decided that Michael was not "the son I had in mind" so the dad just abandons him at an airport and drives away. The description of the airport, seen through the eyes of an eight year old, is perfect. I could completely feel Michael's bewilderment and anxiety.

Lily has settled into life in Connecticut after her parent's divorce but it's been harder on her eight-year-old brother Michael

Lily is watching her baby brother when she gets a call from her other brother, Michael. Their father just dropped eight-year-old Michael off at the airport in Baltimore without money or a plane ticket. Michael begs Lily to help him get home and to keep what Dad did a secret. Lily risks everything to rescue her brother.

Lily has settled into life in Connecticut after her parent's divorce but it's been harder on her eight-year-old brother Michael. After their mother remarries, her brother chooses to go live with his father in Washington, D.C., until the day he calls home from the Baltimore-Washington Airport where his father has abandoned him.Lily is home babysitting her baby stepbrother when she answers the phone. She has no idea the extent to which her faith in God will be tested. There is no choice for Lily. She will rescue Michael, but will she be able to rescue herself from the bitterness and anger she feels?From the Hardcover edition.
  • Loved this book. Young adult readers will enjoy these characters, and many will be able to relate to the plot. This is a must read.

  • This is a great book, especially for younger teens. I found that I can relate to a lot of things in this book. I wish there was a sequel or this book never ended. I don't have one single complaint about this great book. Caroline B. Cooney is now my favorite author.

  • Great book. Caroline B. Conney writes more for teenagers, but my daughter and I love her books too.

  • he likes reading this as well...good content!

  • Fifteen-year-old Lily Rosetti has had many ups and downs in the past few years: her parents' divorce, her mother remarrying, and then the arrival of her little brother Nathaniel. While these events would be difficult for anyone to adjust to, Lily has learned to cope and has settled comfortably into a new routine with her blended family. Unfortunately, this has not been the case for her younger brother Michael, who feels left out and has to share a room with the noisy, messy Nathaniel.

    Then, much to his family's dismay, Michael decides he wants to go live with his father. Given his determination, Lily's family has no choice but to let the eight-year-old go.

    Two weeks later, Lily receives a phone call from Michael, who has been abandoned by his father and left at the Baltimore-Washington Airport with no means of returning home. Since she is taking care of Nathaniel while her family helps her older sister Rebecca move into her college dorm, Lily is forced to secretly buy a ticket and, along with Nathaniel, take a four-hour flight that will bring her to her frightened younger brother.

    Reluctantly, on Michael's insistence (and later to try to shield her brother from being a target of unfair scrutiny), Lily decides not to tell the rest of the family yet about the real reason for Michael's surprise return nor the events leading up to the abrupt abandonment.

    However, keeping such an important secret will not be easy, and Lily is thrown onto an emotional rollercoaster that will test her religious faith.

    A FRIEND AT MIDNIGHT presents Lily's and Michael's, and sometimes Nathaniel's, emotions quite well. However, there were a couple of things that bothered me about the story: the stepfather seems to show more genuine concern about Michael's return and his well-being than his mother and Rebecca do, and there is a significant time lapse in the story before there appears to be any type of real resolution to the family's crisis. I think if those two aspects had been explored further, the book would have been more compelling throughout rather than just in the beginning chapters.

    Nevertheless, A FRIEND AT MIDNIGHT is never boring and is worth checking out. It takes a somewhat realistic look at how the repercussions --- both good and bad --- of a life-changing event (or in this case, multiple life-changing events) can affect a family.

    --- Reviewed by Sarah Sawtelle ([email protected])

  • Blended families, a deadbeat dad, religion, sibling rivalry, abandonment. These are all issues that Caroline B. Cooney tackles, quite deftly, in A FRIEND AT MIDNIGHT.

    When eight-year-old Michael decides to go live with his father, it's a strain on the entire family. His mother pretends as if it's not happening. His stepfather, Kells, attempts to placate his wife. His oldest sister, Reb, doesn't have a lot of time to deal with it, as she's preparing to leave for college. His baby half-brother, Nathaniel, doesn't understand what it means until after the fact. And his fifteen-year-old sister, Lily, knows that it's destined to end badly.

    And badly it does end, when dear old dad drops Michael off, alone, without any money, luggage, or a plane ticket, at the airport to go back to his mother. In his father's words: "You're not the son I had in mind." What happens next involves a fraudulently-obtained credit card, a teenager and a toddler on an airplane, a brush with airport security, and a quick trip back home -- all before Mom and Kells arrive back home after dropping Reb off at college.

    The next year is filled with changes, for everyone, but especially for Michael and Lily. Younger brother has promised older sister to absolute secrecy, and Lily's finding it harder and harder to keep the matter quiet. No one else knows how horrible their father is; no one knows the terrible thing he did to his youngest child. But Michael refuses to tell the truth; in fact, Michael refuses to hold a grudge against the fathers he loves so much, even though everyone sees that Michael is not the same since he's returned home.

    When things come to a boiling point, it will be up to Michael to let the truth be known. It will also be up to the entire family to deal with the resulting fall-out, and with learning what it means to forgive -- and, even more, what it means to really be "a friend at midnight."

    Ms. Cooney has written another emotional winner that will have you glued to the pages until the end. This is a sad, heartbreaking tale that still manages to be uplifting, and everyone will find something in it that they can relate to.

    Reviewed by: Jennifer Wardrip, aka "The Genius"