I just loved this book!!!! I read it before and when I saw it on Karen's list I was so happy, that I quickly signed up to read it again. I normally don't read books multiple time, in fact this is the first book I have ever read twice. I wouldn't have read it again but knowing I was reading it for Karen this time made me so excited. As I would get to a part in this book that I had remembered and enjoyed I would feel anxious as I envisioned Karen reading it and then I would hope she liked it as much as I did. This was fun, I may just have to reread some of my other favorites!!
This story is about a 12 year old girl who is basically caring for her mentally ill mother. The book begins with the mother dying in a horrible accident. CeeCee then finds herself in a new life, a life where for once she is taken care of and she truly feels love.
The story takes place in Atlanta Ga in the 1960's there is just something I love about the old south.
Some of my favorite quotes:
People is wise 'cause they get out in the world and live. Wisdom comes from experience - from known' each day is a gift and accepting it with gladness. you read a whole lot of books, and readin' sure has made you smart, but ain't no book in the world gonna make you wise."
"It's how we survive the hurts in life that's brings us strength and gives us our beauty."
“That's what friends should do. cherish the good and pretend not to notice the harmless rest.”
And this one just cracked me up and I hope I get the chance to say this sometime in my life.
"We just cleared up twenty years of bad karma. I feel thoroughly cleansed. This has been a spiritual enema."