lisa's reviews

Reading is the only thing in the world I am good at. A lifetime of reading, fifteen years of working in bookstores, and libraries, and an obsession with the written word makes me qualified enough to talk someone's ear off about books.  Now I am getting more ARCs than I have room for in the house.  Let me get back to reading them!

Y - Marjorie Celona In the first fifty pages I thought I wouldn't like this book. It seemed to be one quick character sketch after another, but then it became something more. The writing in this book is amazing. The author is a master at subtly changing the voice of the main character as she grows older. The other characters in this book seemed like real people you would know, and their flaws and assets are not overdone, or cliched. There is lots of great fiction about foster children, but so far, this is my favorite.