“This was an absolutely excellent Children's/YA book. The main character, Addie, is twelve but the first person narration contains so many contextual clues for adult readers to piece together more than what Addie sees, and then feel nothing but sympathy when Addie starts to clue in as well. It's a realistic story about poverty and child abandonment and growing up too fast and never getting what you want and making good, important friends and losing them and finding an answer to the problematic question of family. It's feel-bad and feel-good and you should read it. ”
Marie wrote this review Friday, July 27, 2012.