Watching Jimmy by Nancy Hartry

Watching Jimmy Carolyn has a secret. A big one. She knows that her friend Jimmy didn’t fall off a swing that day when his uncle came over. She saw. She saw what really happened. And now Jimmy’s not really like Jimmy anymore, and maybe he never will be. Jimmy needs a big expensive operation and even then his brain may not ever be right again. Should Carolyn tell what she saw? Would anyone believe her? And is she in trouble now that it seems his uncle has guessed that she knows? Watching Jimmy is a story of loyalty and of learning when to keep a secret, and when it’s important to tell.

Book reviewed by Loreen S., Youth Services Assistant