Wednesday, May 4, 2011
#43 - Drums, Girls, & Dangerous Pie by Jordan Sonnenblick
(273 pgs) This was the book I should have read before After Ever After, but I didn't know that. I really liked this book as well. It examines the life of 8th grader Stephen Alper when his little brother is diagnosed with cancer. Steven experiences the typical frustration of becoming an invisible child while all his parents energy and attention is focused on his little brother. While he's dealing with his brothers diagnosis, he's also trying to survive 8th grade...which isn't easy under any circumstance. A great story and seemingly realistic portrayal of what a family would go through in a situation like this. I will recommend it to others for sure!