Sunday, September 30, 2012

See You at Harry's

Reviewed by Edan
Title: See You at Harry's
Author: Jo Knowles
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Published: 2012

Quick Summary:
     Fern is a 12 year old girl who's family is falling apart. Her sister Sarah is working at the family restaurant the year after high school, as her friends go to collage. Her older brother Holden has different feelings that aren't accepted by most people at school. Her younger 3 year old brother Charlie gets lots of laughs and attention. Her mom is almost always gets overwhelmed and hides away to meditate and her dad is always too busy with the family restaurant to care about anything else. Suddenly a shocking event takes place leaving her family thrown into disrepair. Fern has to let it go and continue life, which she thinks is not possible.

Review:
    I enjoyed reading See You at Harry's, even though it was very heartbreaking. I felt the same way Fern did and had to put the book down for a little bit because I didn't want to be sad anymore. The story was almost telling me if something bad happens push through it and things will get better even if it it seems like it won't. I start to become connected with the characters and feel sorry and happy for them. Even though it was depressing, I kept on reading because I wanted to know if things would get better and have an happy ending. It was a slow going, touching and beautiful book.

Rating: ****

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