Monday, May 18, 2009

Jaimee's Book Review

 Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech is a must-read. Although, this novel was published over 10 years ago, it still covers so many of everyday human-to-human experiences. The novel begins with a young girl, Salamanca Hiddle, who is on a road trip with her maternal grandparents retracing her deceased mother's footsteps. While on the road, Salamanca, tells her grandparents the story about her friend, Phoeboe, who in so many ways is like her. Salamanca begins to realize that the death of her mother, the questioning absence of Phoeboe's mother, the outlandish stories that Phoeboe concocts, and the world around her are all somehow connected. She begins to sees that the feelings of loss, hope, uncertainty, regret, shame, love, and denial are rooted in the human experience and by walking in another's shoes, no one can truly understand that person until they have walked the walk they walked.  


Jennifer Connell said...

Sounds like a good book, I might have to check it out. I've been reading "This Present Darkness" by Frank Peretti. Ever heard of it? The book, and it's sequal, "Piercing the Darkness" are SO good! Hope you are doing well, miss ya!

The Prados said...

Hey Jen!
it's good to hear from you..
But yes, I've read those books...very scary!