According to goodreads.com, "The Weight of a Thousand Feathers" explores the experience of a young carer of his mum who has Multiple Sclerosis (MS). "Child experts will tell you that I'm way too young to carry such a burden of responsibility on my tender shoulders. But really, what do they know?' Who is Bobby Seed? He's just your average sixteen-year-old - same wants, same fears, same hang-ups. Dull, dull, dull.
But then there's the Bobby Seed who's a world away from average. The Bobby Seed who has to sponge her clean three times a week and try to soothe her pain. The Bobby Seed whose job it is to provide for his younger brother, Danny, to rub his back when he's stressed and can only groan and rock instead of speak. That's Bobby Seed. Same, same, same, yet different, different, different ..."
Listen to the author describe the book in a recent interview: