Thursday, July 23

Posted by Laurel Garver on Thursday, July 23, 2009 No comments

Finding the right balance of touching and witty is tough when dealing with a subject like death of a parent. Rabb leans toward the touching end of the spectrum, giving a poignantly told tale with a little humor sprinkled in. This sweet coming-of-age story gives a realistic picture of the often messy business of grieving. I tend to prefer sassier narrators, and Mia felt like a very young 15 (especially since she's a city kid), but I think Mia's youthful vulnerability is a large part of her appeal and makes you invest emotionally in her.

BTW, Rabb has one of the best blogs out there on YA literature. Go check it out!


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