Sunday, October 17, 2010

Guitar Boy by M.J. Auch

Auch,  MJ   Guitar Boy, 260 pgs.  Henry Holt and Company,  2010.   $16.99.  Language – G (2 swears, 0”f”),  Sexual Content – G; Violence – G.  Travis Tacey’s life turns for the worst when his mother is in a car accident leaving her with traumatic brain injuries.  His sister June is forced to stay home to take care of the children, his father can’t cope – he loses his job. Travis finds himself being kicked out of the house when he speaks his mind. His love for music and the kindness of strangers helps Travis get through tough times and teaches him how to heal his broken family.  A delightful book for young and old. A great example of “how it takes a village to raise a child”.  MS – ESSENTIAL.  Reviewer  EM

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