This piece of contemporary fiction is told with warmth and intelligence. In this endearing and heroic story, we meet a 27-year-old girl named Lucy who knows everything about coffee, comic books, and Gus (the polar bear at Central Park Zoo). She also possesses a rare gift for drawing. But since having suffered a traumatic brain injury at the age of 3, Lucy has shown trouble relating to normal every day tasks.
When unexpected circumstances force her out of her comfortable and protective suburban surroundings into a small, cramped studio apartment in New York City with her brother Nate, who attends college there, Lucy must learn to adapt to an entirely different lifestyle with no safety net over the course of a very challenging summer, giv ing her no choice but to discover on her own that she has much more strength than she ever knew she had.