27. June 2013 · Comments Off · Categories: Children's Books, Fiction, Leslie

See You at Harry's by Jo Knowles, 310 pages, read by Leslie, on 06/10/2013

See You at Harry's

Twelve-year-old Fern feels invisible in her family, where grumpy eighteen-year-old Sarah is working at the family restaurant, fourteen-year-old Holden is struggling with school bullies and his emerging homosexuality, and adorable, three-year-old Charlie is always the center of attention, and when tragedy strikes, the fragile bond holding the family together is stretched almost to the breaking point.

If you have students who like to read books that will make them cry, then this is the book for them.  It takes the family a while to learn to lean on each other after tragedy strikes them and even I kept looking for signs that it hadn’t really happened.  A very good, quick read, unless you don’t like sad stories.

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