Monday, February 27, 2006

Strauss, Linda Leopold. Really, truly, everything's fine

Strauss, Linda Leopold. Really, truly, everything's fine. Marshall Cavendish, 2004 [0-7614-5163-3]
One night Jill hears her parents fighting and she finds out her father has been accused of robbing some jewels. He claims he is innocent but decides to move out of the house to prevent problems. Well, of course everyone finds out and tries to help the family but Jill's mother resists help, just immersing herself in her work. Jill's younger brother is confused. Jill had decided to run for class treasurer before the situation. Of course she loses. When her popular friends start avoiding her, Jill makes friends with a longer, independent girl which leads to other problems. The only way Jill (and the rest of the town) gets information about the state of the trial is through the newspapers. This story illustrates a family falling apart as it deals with trauma in its life. Please note, although the book is only 149 pages, the print is small and there is very little white space so it is a meatier read than one would initially think.

4 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I bought this one for my daughter and ended up reading it myself -- it was really gripping, I couldn't put it down. My daughter loved it too.

1:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

HEY MY MOM BOUGT ME THIS ONE WHEN I WAS56 YEARS OLD I WAS SO YOUNG NOW IM 82 LOL JK IM 11 MY BEST FRIEND MARIA HAS A BOOK CALLED"A FAIRY CALLED HILLARY

8:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

reflects the lives and feelings of many young girls

8:00 PM  
Anonymous Vanessa said...

this book was boring in the beginning but the end is sooooooo good!!!!!!!

9:41 PM  

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