Monday, October 5, 2009

Umbrella Summer by Lisa Graff

"If you started to squeeze your brakes right in the middle of heading down Maple Hill, just as you're passing old Mr. Normor's mailbox, you could coast into the bike rack in front of Lippy's Market without making a single tire squeak."

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Abstract: After her brother Jared dies, ten-year-old Annie worries about the hidden dangers of everything, from bug bites to bicycle riding, until she is befriended by a new neighbor who is grieving her own loss.

Publisher: Laura Geringer Books; 235 pages


Mary said...

This book was just suggested via email for inclusion on our list by Carolyn H. who said "I recommend it for your list because I'll recommend it to everyone I know. Sounds like a strong recommendation to me!

Stephanie said...

It was not what I expected, but it was beautifully done. I loved the truth of the characters. I felt that their reactions were more real than many books I've read this year. Maybe because I relate to the situtation, I connect to the characters more. However, this was beautifully written and I highly recommend it.