Authour: Sharon Creech
Length: 280 pages
How long it took me to read: A Week
What it's about:
"How about a story? Spin us a yarn."
Instantly, Phoebe Winterbottom came to mind. "I could tell you an extensively strange story," I warned.
"Oh, good!" Gram said. "Delicious!"
And that is how I happened to tell them about Phoebe, her disappearing mother, and the lunatic.
As Sal entertains her grandparents with Phoebe's outrageous story, her own story begins to unfold — the story of a thirteen-year-old girl whose only wish is to be reunited with her missing mother.
In her own award-winning style, Sharon Creech intricately weaves together two tales, one funny, one bittersweet, to create a heartwarming, compelling, and utterly moving story of love, loss, and the complexity of human emotion.
The ending is the most important part: This book will make you laugh all the way through, then the ending will make you cry, but it's okay.
Last word: Usually, the longer it takes me to read a book, the less I like the book, however, I loved this book. It is funny and real and touching and wonderful. I recommend this book for anyone.
Spoilers after the jump:
I totally loved this book. It's poetic, and beautiful, funny, sad, and true.
Gram and Gramps were hilarious.
I think everyone has a friend like Phoebe; so paranoid, so crazy, so endearing.
The stuff with Ben was so sweet, so darling, so cute, and so true.
The characters in this book are real and funny and great. I loved reading this book, even though the ending is very sad, it's very satisfying.