Tuesday, December 31, 2013

A Smidgen of Sky by Dianna Winget - ADVISABLE

Winget, Dianna Dorisi A Smidgen of Sky, 195 pgs. Harcourt Children’s Books, 2012. $16.99. Language: G (0 Swears), Mature Content: G, Violence: G. 

Piper Lee was named after her father’s favorite plane. Years after the disappearance of her beloved father in a plane crash, Piper struggles to accept the new man her mother is preparing to marry.  She yearns to find her father alive in order to replace the other man.  She breaks all kinds of rules and learns, in the end, of the love of her new family. 

This sweet coming of age story teaches many life lessons through Piper, including a very modern learning experience about internet safety. Youth who have experienced death or separation of a parent will relate to the feelings of this developing girl. 


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