Publish date: 2006
Publisher: MACMILLAN CHILDRENS BOOKS
Edition language: English
, Realistic Fiction
, Coming Of Age
, Banned Books
I love revisiting some of my favorite authors from growing up, and Judy Blume wrote some great ones. However, I hadn't read Tiger Eyes. Shocking, I know. Davey's father is killed in a tragic holdup at their convenience store, and her family tries to find a way to move on. They visit her aunt and...
Ahh... Judy Blume. I have many fond memories of reading her books as a kid and while I was on vacation in the States I got it in my head that if I found old copies of the books I liked best, I'd snap them up. Enter my day at McKay's Books with Degrees of Affection. I'm sure she thought I was a ta...
A 2.5 star review.Slightly disappointing... although I don't know why, as I seem to remember being disappointed by it when I read it as a teen as well, but guess I'd somehow built it up in my mind anyway.But the thing that got me is that it starts out really strong, so for most of the book I had hig...
Loved this. I think listening to this on audio enhanced the experience for me--the narrator was fantastic. Her voice was affective and I was able to differentiate all the characters very easily. Davey is a great character; she's prickly but loving; hurting and angry and desperate to reach out. Her t...
One of my favorite things about this book was the setting of Los Alamos and the idea of the fearfulness of the people living there. It adds so much depth to the novel. Vivir con miedo es como vivir a medias.