By Gail Goodwin
This coming of age story centers around 11-year-old Marcus. Marcus is sent to live with his elderly Aunt Charlotte after his mother suddenly dies in a car crash. Set on the South Carolina beach this novel was an easy read.
What did it make me think about?
Childhood friendships and the particular viewpoint of adolescents.
Should I read it?
This book was like a really good “B” movie. Enjoyable, probably not going to win any awards, but pretty entertaining. That is not too say that this book is poorly written- it is not.
“What am I when I get past being a particular daughter, wife, mother, neighbor, friend? What would be left of the essential me without any of my roles? That was the first dead end I reached. Maybe nothing will be left, I thought, I am my roles.”