I really liked this book about a girl, Berry Jackson, just trying to grow up in a sleepy boring town. Well boring until her father goes missing, her mom starts acting strange, and she falls in love with a roadside jailbird. I think if Scout Finch (from To Kill a Mockingbird) and Berry Jackson knew each other they would have been the best of friends.
Coming of age story in a small southern town. Very enjoyable.
I unique (enjoyable) view of small town life in instate Florida after WWII. Actually it could have been my town in middle Georgia in the mid '70's... some things always stay the same. Highly recommended
It was a fun summer read to kill some time, but it pretty much took me nowhere. The ending was really abrupt and disappointing. I turned the page and couldn't believe that was it. Not all that satisfying.
Was a good read--comments on the back say, "Harper Lee would proudly claim it as her own" not sure that is true but its a good story set in the south.