This story is a heart-rending tale of a child who is truly unwanted and unloved. Her mother dies soon after her birth, and Mah is labeled as "bad luck." Her father remarries a very mean-spirited woman and does nothing to protect his children from her cruelty.
This book is written from the perspective of a teenager with autism. The story is beautiful and draws the reader in to the life of an individual living with autism. Not only do you see events from the child's perspective, but the author brings to life the real problems and struggles of caregivers.
I have to admit that this book took me awhile to get into. But, once I did, I couldn't put it down. It was interesting to learn about Chicago in a time so alive with new inventions and exciting events. Add a little murdering on the side, and you've got a good read!
Grafton does it again! This book follows Kinsey Millhone on another adventure, but this time Kinsey is doing the work for herself. She is being framed and doesn't know why. But, as always, she finds out and gets her man!
This book provided a very humorous look at the life of a large family. Anyone with kids (whether they have one or fifty) should read this in order to remember why they began a family in the first place.
I loved this book! It provided a glimpse into the daily life of individuals in Botswana. Instead of viewing them as foreigners who were much different from me, I began to see them as real people with many similarities as well as differences.
I loved this book! It was a murder mystery without any sex or foul language. It was wonderful. The book is about a young girl who accidently shoots and kills her mother. The girl is sent to live with distant relatives, changes her name, and tries to hide from her past. Then, many years later, her husband unknowingly buys her childhood home. She has hidden her past from him, but now must face it. Strange things begin happening when she returns home.