Mary’s beloved Granny is dying. On the way home one night, Mary meets a strange, almost transparent young woman, who says she has a message for Granny. The woman seems to know an awful lot about Granny, although neither Mary or her mother have ever met her. But how could they have met the mother of Granny when she died when Granny was only a small child?
- Characters were very believable.
- Like how the characters were never really described, but reader knew what they looked like.
-Short but had a punch to it.
- Liked the ending.
- Felt connected to all of the characters, not just one.
-Felt part of the story.
-Short and sweet.
-Even though sad, still quite humorous.
-Easy to read, but lots of depth to the story.
-A book that will stick with the reader.
-More about love than loss.
-Dialogue was very realistic, felt like part of the conversation and book.
-The humor was sassy.
Average score: 9.425/10
The next meeting will be on June 4th, 2013 at 4:30, and we will be reading Anything But Typical by Nora Raleigh Baskin. This will be the last meeting of the year and we’ll meet up in September!
Jason Blake is an autistic 12-year-old living in a neurotypical world. Most days it’s just a matter of time before something goes wrong. But Jason finds a glimmer of understanding when he comes across PhoenixBird, who posts stories to the same online site as he does.
Jason can be himself when he writes and he thinks that PhoneixBird-her name is Rebecca-could be his first real friend. But as desperate as Jason is to met her, he’s terrified that if they do meet, Rebecca wil only see his autism and not who Jason really is.
By acclaimed writer Nora Raleigh Baskin, this is the breathtaking depiction of an autistic boy’s struggles-and a story for anyone who has ever worried about fitting in.
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