Friday, October 26, 2018

Everything Else in the Universe by Tracy Holczer - ESSENTIAL

Everything Else in the Universe by Tracy Holczer, 252 pgs, G. P. Putnam’s Sons (Penguin), $16.99 

Language: G (0 swears, 0”F”); Mature Content: PG; Violence: G 



Lucia Mercedes Evangeline Rossi and her father have always been a team, until he is drafted to Vietnam and comes back with no left arm. Lucy is determined to do anything for her father, but he has become moody. In her loneliness, Lucy meets Milo, a boy with a secret, and together they dig up a Purple Heart in Lucy's backyard. What follows is the unraveling of a mystery. The biggest mystery, however, is the question as to whether Lucy’s father will ever come back to her. 

This was a sweet story of family cares and issues. Lucy's courage to push forward while her best friend, her father, is distant is admirable. Mature Content is PG because there is talk of the issues of an amputee war returner. 

Student Reviewer: Julia M(10th grade)

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