This was a really great book about an event that happened in a small town and the consequences it had for generations to follow. I really enjoyed these characters and the story overall. I would recommend it.
This was an interesting book about complicated topics. Characters include an alcoholic father and an asthmatic kid in one family and a mother who died very young and a son who is gay, but whose father is trying to "fix" him, in another family. The story shows how even in what we think are the worst possible circumstances in life, we're never really alone.
Kate DiCamillo is one of my favorite authors! Every book of hers that I have read, I love. This one is no exception. The main character, Beverly Tapinski, leaves home after a series of disappointments and losses. However, she finds a place in the world among strangers who take her in, extend some kindness, and show her that you're never alone.