|Carol Rifka Brunt.|
|Pages/Publication Date:||376 / 2013|
Shy at school, 14-year-old June Elbus can only be herself in the company of her Uncle Finn, a renowned painter and her best friend. So when Finn dies of a mysterious illness her mother can barely speak about, June's world is turned upside down. When June receives her uncle's teapot in the mail and a note from Toby, a stranger she glimpsed at the funeral, she realizes she's not the only one who misses Finn. Set in the early days of the AIDS epidemic, this Wall Street Journal Book of the Year traces what happens when June reaches out to make an unexpected friend, who might be the one she needs the most.