A moving story of one woman’s day to day life after losing her husband in the 9/11 attacks. This graphic novel backs the events of September 11th a personal tragedy rather than just a national tragedy. Gripping and beautifully told but difficult to read at times. But how could any true story accurately depicting that day not move one to tears?
This is a wonderful book about a young girl (Sal) coming to terms with her mother leaving her and her father. She relives her mother’s journey through a roadtrip with her grandparents and comes to terms with it through the story of her friend Phoebe. Phoebe is a bit crazy and overdramatic but I liked her as I liked all the characters in this book. It is a beautiful story about sorrow and loss and forgiveness. The language just flows so beautifully as you read it; you can almost hear someone telling the story to you as you travel. Very enjoyable.
This was an amazing book about a young girl dealing with the loss of her family. Not only does she have to deal with the loss of her dad and sister but she has to deal with her mom’s abandonment as well. I thought it was beautifully written and accurately portrayed. I thought all the characters were so real; they could be anyone you know. I found all the situations and the feelings real to life; nothing seemed forced or faked to me. I especially thought that Aubrey’s reactions and actions all seemed very genuine. I have never had to deal with her situation but I imagine that her feelings are pretty typical. She is feeling grief at the loss of her family, she doesn’t want her mom to get in trouble yet she is angry at her mom for abandoning her, she isn’t sure if she can be happy in her new life or if she wants to go back to her mom. I thought this book was wonderful…definitely a must read. this is a 2011-12 Missouri Mark Twain Award nominee.