Izzy, Willy-Nilly

Style: Good

Attitude: Positive

Author: Cynthia Voigt

Age Range: Young Teens

Period: Contemporary


Izzy, 15, accepts a lift home after a party from a boy who's had a bit too much. They crash into a tree and Izzy's right leg has to be amputated. She finds the stay in hospital irksome, and her former friends seem unable to cope with her loss. Outwardly she maintains her composure, but she cries at night &c.

It is another girl, Rosamunde, who was not her kind of person, who eventually helps her look past her difficulties and come to terms with the changes in her life.


A book about depths of friendship and the strains of invalid life.

Tuesday 1st January 2002