Friday, October 05, 2012
So B. It, by Sarah Weeks
At least, that's about all she thinks she knows about her mother. Mom is a bit slow and isn't much for communicating (she knows only twenty-three words) and can't tell her much. Still, Heidi is determined to find her roots. When she finds an undeveloped roll of film in her Mom's things, it sets off a chain of events that sends Heidi on a cross-country trip.
A surprising and delightful book. I'm not a big fan of children-abandoned-to-danger stories, but the scary stuff in this one is kept to a minimum (maybe because of Heidi's innate luck?). And the book has many things going for it. The characters are memorable and quirky. The story is well-paced and engaging. And while the ending is drawn out, it is satisfactory, without trying to tie up every loose end.