Friday, June 5, 2015

Beginning ~ in a tree house

Mailbox: A Scattershot Novel of Racing, Dares and Danger, Occasional Nakedness, and Faith ~ by Nancy Freund, 2015, young adult fiction
I'd never have been in the dark-dungeon tree house behind the church if the public school teachers hadn't gone on strike.
I'm very behind in getting this book read and mentioned on my blog, but I'm already enjoying the main character.  The first sentence draws me in, and the novel is off to a good start.  Here's a summary of the story from the copyright page:
In the aftermath of Nixon's controversial presidency, Sandy Drue is entering the great unknown of adolescence.  It's 1976.  The USA turns 200, while scrappy agnostic Sandy Drue turns 10, finds an electric typewriter in her father's office, and begins typing pages on the conflicting demands of burgeoning adolescence and her own quiet search for the meaning of life.

Gilion at Rose City Reader hosts Book Beginnings on Fridays.  Click here for today's Mister Linky.

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