Thursday, March 19, 2020

Things You Can’t Say by Jenn Bishop - ADVISABLE

Things You Can’t Say by Jenn Bishop, 321 pages. Aladdin (Simon), 2020.  $18.

Content: G



For three long years Drew, 12yo, has had to deal with his Dad’s suicide. His saving grace has been the long summers helping out in the children’s room of the public library where his mom works.  Then a new girl invades his space – who does she think she is? Then he gets in a fight with his supposed best friend and they aren’t speaking to each other.  Then a supposed old friend of his mom shows up at their doorstep unannounced. They seem pretty cozy with each other – is this a new man in her life? Drew is resistant to this guy, but also intrigued – what if this guy is really his dad?  In the back of his heart he thinks that might be better.

Lucky, lucky me – another good book about a boy dealing with a big problem.  I love that Drew changes every picture book for story time into a zombie story! Also deftly looks at the changing nature of friendships.

Cindy, Library Teacher, MLS

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