I spent late yesterday afternoon and most of the evening reading Made in the U.S.A. by Billie Letts. It's the type of book I just couldn't put down. Lutie is 15 and her brother, Fate, is 11. Their mother is dead and their father is an alcoholic jerk who left them with his girlfriend and took off for Vegas to make his fortune. When she dies unexpectedly and wanting to avoid foster care, Lutie and Fate take off in the dead girlfriend's car to find their father. Their adventures in Sin City are something else!
I have to go to a baby shower this afternoon (Hate those things! If they start with the stupid games, I'm outa there!) so I don't know how much reading time I'll have, but I'm determined to carve out some to finish this book.