The Bean and Me Book Club is a joint effort of my granddaughter and I to read the same books and review them. Obviously these are youth books but don’t mistake that for being childish or simplistic. Some of the books Bean brings to the table are really good and very engaging for an adult as well.
Right now I am reading “Wish” on her recommendation. It is about Charlie, a girl who has been shipped off to live with her aunt and uncle because her mom is severely depressed and can’t get out of bed and her dad is in jail. She doesn’t fit in very well in her school and she has a chip on her shoulder as big as the county. She has become obsessed with rescuing and caring for a stray dog that has been lurking about trying to get her attention. Her uncle and her friend Howard, who walks up down (limps) are going to help her.
That is my stopping point. I am hoping that today they figure out where the dog goes when he is hiding out! So far it is a good story although some of the circumstances are a little adult but certainly not unrealistic. Bean handled it well and didn’t get bogged down in the sad parts. She won’t tell me what happens so I guess I am going to have to finish soon so I can find out for myself.
I will let you know!