Friday, May 15, 2015

2015 book 123

Sarah Crossan's Apple and Rain
OK, so, this is the story of an eighth-grade girl in England whose young mother abandoned her when she was three, running off to be an actress in America, and the girl hasn't seen her mother since (she's been living with her grandmother). Now her mother is back, claiming to want to be a part of her life, but she's not exactly being honest about everything (like, say, the existence of troubled younger siblings). The story beats here are kind of obvious, and a lot of it is a little cheesy, plus there's a whole through-line about poetry that's a little on the nose, but in general this was readable enough. I guess I like books where girls kind of figure themselves out and get it together. B.

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