|Cover of the book - Used for illustration purposes only under the fair use clause|
Sometimes I binge read and then remember to write up reviews on several books at once, or I write up reviews on sheets of paper and then have to find time to type them into the computer, so forgive the multiple posts today.
Mary Alice Dowdel: The City Gal
I had read this story before and thoroughly enjoyed it when I read it. A Year Down Yonder is the middle book of a trilogy by Richard Peck, who also wrote the book Strays Like Us (another book I really enjoyed reading). It is the heartwarming tale of a teen who learns that her seemingly backwards grandmother isn't as backwards as she seems. It is also a tale about coming home. This book, which seems to be written for teenagers instead of children, is an awesome story of remembering a stage in childhood for a young woman. Some of it reminded me of elements of the book Belle Prater's Boy, particularly the revealing of some of the townsfolk's secrets and the way that some of the hoity-toity elite of the town try to stay away from the country bumpkins. It is a very good read.