Everything you need to understand or teach A Corner of the Universe by Ann Martin.
Hattie Owen is just about to celebrate her twelfth birthday as the story opens. She says good-bye to her best friend, Betsy, who always leaves their hometown, Millerton, for summer vacation in Maine. Betsy invites Hattie along, but Hattie doesn't want to leave her family and home. Hattie's parents run a boarding house and Hattie is well acquainted with two of the boarders, Mr. Penny and Miss Hagerty. The third, Angel Valentine, is the newest boarder. She is very young and attractive.
As Hattie is settling into her summer routine, she learns that her Uncle Adam is about to return to Millerton. Adam is mentally challenged and has been away at a special school since he was very young. Hattie has never heard of her Uncle Adam. Hattie's Nana is upset that Adam is returning. Nana has definite ideas of what's socially acceptable and hates that Adam is...
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