Friday, May 18, 2012

2012 book 139

Roddy Doyle's A Greyhound of a Girl
I didn't even realize this was a YA book (actually an MG book, I think) until a review appeared on the FYA blog--b/c it's kind of mysterious and profound, and not at all typical of most MG books. It's about a 12-year-old girl whose grandmother is in the hospital, and how she befriends a mysterious old-fashioned young woman--who turns out to be the ghost of her great-grandmother. The four generations of women in this story are all absolutely wonderful, and even more wonderful and hilarious when they're together. It's a nice quick read--though I did cry at the end. A/A-.

An e-galley was provided by the publisher.

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