Johnnie's brothers come back home, having contracted illnesses that make them too sick to fend for themselves. How will she cope with these frail, demanding brothers. A powerful and moving story for teenagers. From OUP.
Johnnie's brothers have always been her heroes. Big, brave and brilliant, they are out making their way in the world while she is still stuck at home, the little girl of the family. So, when they both crawl back, too ill to fend for themselves, everything changes. How will Johnnie cope with these frail, demanding brothers? What strange ventures are going on inside their heads? And, what is Johnnie's place in this bizarre new family? From feet as cold as ice to the mysteries of tulips, and from angels with dreadlocks to maggots in the brain, this is a powerful, moving, and ultimately hopeful story about chronic fatigue syndrome, growing up, being a family, life, the universe - and everything.