Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Bittersweet Summer by Anne Warren Smith
I love the Katie Jordan books. She's such a great main character: confident and smart and struggling to make sense of life as she grows up. The way that she can quickly go from being as practical as a grown-up to childishly insisting on her own way is humourous and real. While I continue to think that Claire could benefit from some therapy, the fact that she's not all bad makes her a satisfying foil for Katie (a character who's not all good, not all the time). As with Turkey Monster Thanksgiving, there is a lot of thinking about what makes a family and how a family can still be whole when it's missing a member.
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I read a review copy from NetGalley courtesy of Albert Whitman and Company.
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Read it with:
Turkey Monster Thanksgiving by Anne Warren Smith
Tails of Spring Break by Anne Warren Smith
What Happened on Fox Street by Tricia Springstubb
Bummer Summer by Ann M. Martin