Sunday, October 18, 2009

The Last Child

Good morning. It's cloudy and 20 degrees here in northern NH. I'm thinking it's going to be a perfect day for reading!

I LOVED this book! It is so well written with believable characters. Thirteen-year-old Johnny Merrimon's twin sister disappeared a year ago. Overcome with guilt because he hadn't picked her up at school like he was supposed to, their father abandons them. That leaves Johnny and his mom who is a wreck.

Johnny believes his sister is still alive so, with the help of his only friend, Jack, they embark on a mission to find her.

The Last Child is mysterious, and mystical, and human, and wonderful! I'll be looking for John Hart's other books, for sure.

Wishing you all reading weather!


Literary Feline said...

Do I dare mention that it is 76 degrees in Southern California with the temperature expected to reach 87 today? It's been in the 90's the last couple of days. I don't do cold well, so it's probably good I live where I do. :-) I do wish it was raining though. Raining and reading go so well together.

The Last Child sounds like a great book. I am glad you enjoyed it.

Have a great week, Linda!

Dar said...

I'm glad you enjoyed this book Linda; it does sound good.

It is rainy and gloomy here today but at least the snow is gone. lol. It's a good day to stay inside, cuddle with the dog, write a few reviews and read!

Have a great week!

EcoRover said...

Good to see winter's catching up with you, too! Thanks for the good reviews--I read way too much historical & scientific stuff, never enough time during the academic year for fiction. Have Pynchon's new detective novel by the bedside. Unopened.