This is by the same author who wrote THE BOOK OF BRIGHT IDEAS. You'll need tissues for this one as a young girl struggles to figure out her place in a family torn apart by crisis and violence. The characters are loveable and as varied as a small town can be. Totally enjoyable read.
I really enjoyed this story. It is from the viewpoint of Lucy the daughter who wants to know about her father and what it takes to learn the truth is often very hard. Family secrets and old wounds make for large roadblocks in her search. As you read about the family members it's hard to keep in mind which are the adults and which are the children because age doesn't always make us adults at heart.
One more great read by Sandra Kring. She writes a book like no one else. As soon as you read the first paragraph you are part of the book.
This was written around the death of the Grandfather who everyone saw from different views. Some saw him as a great person while others saw him as a mean and hateful man
Great book take the time to read it
This book was a really good read, but I could have done without the massive amounts of profanity.
I love Kring's writing style - it's vivid and to the point - not all flowery and wordy. I learned some things about life and death from this book, and thought the story unfolded and ended beautifully. The characters were very real and loveable. I thought the subject matter was really depressing and didn't really look forward to reading the book, but felt like I had to find out the secret and that I owed it to the characters.