Wednesday, September 01, 2004

Snap--Alison McGhee

Eddie and Sally have been best friends since second grade. Eddie makes lists and wears different colored rubber bands on her wrist to remind her to do or not to do certain things (don't store food in her cheeks; don't tip back in her chair). Sally lives with her grandmother Willie because Sally's mom Jill was too young to take care of her.

Things go okay until Willie gets a "blood disease" and the girls realize she's dying. Sally withdraws into herself and Eddie doesn't know how to deal with the sadness or help her friend.

This is a beautifully written novel. Although 5th graders would be capable of reading it, I think and older reader would appreciate it more.

If the kids like it, it's a YES. Strong MAYBE, until we get kid feedback.

Reading: Don't know yet
On My Nightstand: Plenty to choose from

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