Sunday, December 20, 2009

13 1/2

Cloudy, here, this morning but, at least, we will not be getting the horrendous snowstorm that battered the East coast. I'm thinking this is going to be a good reading day.

This was a pretty good book. I like her tight writing and will probably pick up more of her novels.

Eleven-year-old Dylan butchered his parents and little sister but only injured his older brother, Rich. He's spent the next 7 years in juvie but at eighteen was released into the custody of his brother. They left Minnesota and relocated in New Orleans.

Polly grew up under the worst conditions. Her mother was a drug addict and was unable and unwilling to help Polly avoid the advances of the various men who drifted in and out of her life. Finally, Polly escaped and made her way to New Orleans.

And, of course, they all meet in the present. What happens next makes for an interesting story. There is even a twist at the end that is very satisfying.

Happy reading everyone!


Literary Feline said...

I've heard great things about this book and am glad you liked it, Linda. I've read one book by Nevada Barr, the first in her series set in the national parks. It was good, but I wasn't inspired to rush into the next book of the series. Eventually I'm sure I'll get back to it though.

I hope you have a great week!

Tom said...

Linda, thanks for visiting my blog. If you visit my website, thomasjardine . com there is a link to a little book I wrote, a poem/story, and since you are a high school teacher, you might like it because I had young people in mind, since it is about young people. There is an excerpt, and if you like, I will mail you a copy (it is a small folding book) for free. My email is on the website page as well. The "Death of the Young Roofer Man." It's free, no obligation. Let me know, and I would love to know what you think. Your sites are wonderful, full of great heart. Tom Jardine

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