Thursday, June 17, 2010
Just Gotta Tell You
Chasing Lilacs is definately my kind of book. You know the kind where you instantly fall in love with the main character? Sammie's real and she's funny and her life's not perfect. Kinda like she's your best friend. You'll miss her when you have to put the book down.
Here's how the publisher desribes the book:
It is the summer of 1958, and life in the small Texas community of Graham Camp should be simple and carefree. But not for twelve-year-old Sammie Tucker. Sammie has plenty of questions about her mother's "nerve" problems. About shock treatments. About whether her mother loves her.
When her mother commits suicide and a not-so-favorite aunt arrives, Sammie has to choose who to trust with her deepest fears: Her best friend who has an opinion about everything, the mysterious kid from California whose own troubles plague him, or her round-faced neighbor with gentle advice and strong shoulders to cry on. Then there's the elderly widower who seems nice but has his own dark past.
Trusting is one thing, but accepting the truth may be the hardest thing Sammie has ever done.
Hope you meet Sammie for yourself! I bet you'll love her too.