This is a link to a page about how to help teenagers cope with the death of a friend. In my book, Vera loses her best friend Charlie. Vera's dad has to try to help her move on from Charlie's death, this link would show Vera's dad how to do so.
This is a link to a page that shows you how to build a tree house. In the book, it talks about when Vera and Charlie were little and they built a tree house. This link can show you how to build one and you can see what it was like for Vera and Charlie.
This is a link to a page about the signs of domestic abuse. In the book Charlie's dad beat his mom. This link will help you understand what kind of things his mom was going through.
This is a link to the author of the book A.S. King's website. It gives reviews of the book and shows the other books she's written. Seeing the reviews and the other books and the whole website I think would help people better understand the book.
This is a link to a page about pagodas. The pagoda was a place that is talked about constantly in the book. Vera always talks about how her and Charlie used to go to the pagoda. Reading about pagodas and seeing pictures of them would help you understand the setting of the book when they are there.
This is a link to a page that has a review of the book. It also has some quotes from the book. Seeing the review of the book can help you understand it more and see if you are interested in reading the book or not.
This is a link to an article in the New York Times about children without their mothers. In the book Vera's mom left her and her dad when she was 12. Vera has to grow up without her. This site could help the reader better understand the kind of things Vera is going through without her mother.
This is a link to a website that has all sorts of crazy stories about pizza delivery workers. In the story Vera worked at a pizza place and delivered all over her town, she had some instances where the deliveries were very awkward. This website can help you understand what her job was like.