Annie Richards knows there are a million things to look out for—bicycle accidents, food poisoning, chicken pox, smallpox, typhoid fever, runaway zoo animals, and poison oak. That's why being careful is so important, even if it does mean giving up some of her favorite things, like bike races with her best friend, Rebecca, and hot dogs on the Fourth of July. Everyone keeps t...more
The character I liked best was Doug Zimmerman. "You used to be fun". Oh my god, I would say that to my sister. And building...more
"Don't call me Moonbeam anymore," I told him.
"What?" he said.
"Don't call me that anymore unless you mean it."
Mom came down the las...more
Annie is so adorable and Mrs Finch was such a sweet, kind hearted person.
I'll definitely be reading more of Lisa Graff's books.
I'm being kind of harsh with the rating, considering that I wrote a six-word memoir about the concept of "umbrellas."
I really liked the metaphor of the umbrellas being compared to protection. Of course, umbrellas are a source of protection from the rain, but I loved how Lisa Graff used it.
The two parts of the book that I enjoyed a lot were:
a) (view spoiler)[ when Tommy and Annie become friends, bonding after their loss, and come up with a unique way to share Jared's bir...more
When a new neighbor moves in, Annie began to learn things from her. Ms. Finch teaches Annie that she is okay and should stop worrying. As Ms. Finch says,"It is like open...more
Annie knows there’s a lot of dangerous stuff in the world and if you don’t lo...more
Bicycle helmets (even riding in a car), bandages, and medical books are Annie's best line of defense. When her best friend, Rebecca is fed up with her nuerosis and especially...more
Umbrella Summers by Lisa Graff is a really good book for you if you like some sadness in a good book. This is a book for both the girls and the boys. It is from a girl’s point of view but still for all people. I like this book a lot but it was not the best book that I have ever read. I do recommend it to all of you.
In this book there is a girl named Annie and she is worried to mush about all the diseases that there is in the world. She is worried about all the diseases in the w...more
This was a sweet book about loss, sorrow and friendship. Some great characters, especially Anni...more
Author: Lisa Graff
Genre: Fiction, Inspirational
Books like it: Love, Aubrey
My favorite quote:
"Maybe it only took one person to open an umbrella and stick it up in the air to block out the rain, but it took a whole lot of people to close it. And even though I was pretty sure I still had a few more inches to go, I knew that once my umbrella was all the way closed, I was going to keep it that way for a long time. Because it turns out, I like the sunshine.”