Thursday, July 22, 2010

2010 book 188

Susan Henderson's Up from the Blue
I added this to my Amazon wishlist last week after reading some prepub review or another, and then today I found it in my box of books from ALA! Serendipity. Anyway, this is the story of a woman who goes into labor 6 weeks early, and while in the hospital, flashes back to the year she was 8, when her family moved to DC and her mother disappeared. Things do take an unexpected turn, but the characters are more important than the mysteriousness of it all--8-year-old Tillie is imaginative, rebellious, and determined, and is definitely great to read about. A-/B+.

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