Wednesday, May 9, 2018

From You To Me by K. A. Holt - OPTIONAL

Holt, K. A. From You To Me, 208 pages.  Scholastic Press, JUNE 2018.  $17.  Content: G.

Amelia is starting the 8th grade three years after her older sister, Clara, died in a sad accident on the lake in their small town.  Instead a letter she wrote to herself a couple years earlier for school, Amelia gets Clara’s letter with a list of five things to accomplish that year.  Amelia decides that maybe fulfilling Clara’s list will help her stop hurting so much.  Amelia is going to get some surprises.

Am I just now noticing this proliferation of 12/13 year old girls who are filled with angst and anxiety?  Holt does a much better job than some I have read lately in skating the line between girl who has issues she can eventually grow with vs girl who needs deep psychiatric care and in-facility care.  Is till want more books about boys who deal with tough issues too.  I’m tired of girls always being the neurotic ones. 

EL, MS - OPTIONAL.  Cindy, Library Teacher

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