Wednesday, February 19, 2014
quality literature: clover
i actually didn't know this author had written a novel as well. i happened to come across it in a discard pile at my morning high school and decided to bring it home. i finally got around to reading it this past weekend and enjoyed it immensely. it's a quick read; i think it's probably considered a young adult novel. i finished it in 2 evenings. what i loved about it is that it reminded me so much of my youth, growing up in the deep south. it's actually even set in the 80's, although, thank goodness, you won't find any overt references to 80's pop culture in it. it's a very gently told story of two cultures learning to live together more gracefully. it's written in a series of vignettes that hop around from topic to topic, but always weave together with a purpose in the end of each chapter. yes, i did indeed enjoy it.