Monday, May 18, 2009
Yes, I Know the Monkey Man by Dori Hillestad Butler
Butler, Dori Hillestad Yes, I Know the Monkey Man, 196 p. Peachtree, 2009. $16.95. Content: G. First Sam discovers that the twin sister she never knew she had (and that everyone else thought had drowned) is alive. Now Sara – who goes by the name T.J. - is supposed to be coming for their mother’s wedding. But T.J. doesn’t want to leave her luckless father, nor her sickly grandmother and resists the idea all together. When she gets pushed into going, however, T.J. starts unraveling the carefully constructed house of lies and self-deceptions that she and her father have built around themselves all these years. I like this sequel even better than I liked “Whatever Happened to Janie” all those years ago. The strange title makes this one a little harder to sell, but the readers I have talked to were excited to find out there was a sequel. MS – ADVISABLE. Cindy, Library-Teacher.