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A Girl Named Zippy by Haven Kimmel
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Jun 13, 2008

it was amazing
bookshelves: memoirs, just-plain-fun, non-fiction, 5-stars, own, tickle-your-funny-bone
Read in June, 2008

Finally a memoir worth reading. This is lighthearted...no deep dark secrets no skeletons in the closet no smoking gun...no hypnotherapy to remember repressed memories.

Zippy is a delightful girl who grows up in the small town of Moreland, IN. Her exploits with the witch lady across the street the drug store owner who is always yelling at her and who's wife is her teacher, her friend who has a creepy teacher and her religious conversations with her dad...i all thoroughly enjoyed reading. Her mom is a religious quaker who can spin a great yarn about Zippy being traded from gypsy's and her daddy...well he's not religious, but he sure knows how to take care of the neighbor complaining about their barking dogs, and how to build a new bike and a shrine for the old one, and how to pack for camping and a natural disaster all at the same time.

It was a fast read and i'd recommend it to anyone who just wants to have an enjoyable couple of hours. I hope she writes more. Especially since her writing style (from the perspective of a child) is very effective. It was almost as if you could see the thoughts spinning around in that little brain. I was wonderful to see the interesting ways a child sees the world around them and how they interpret it. It seemed very point on. :)
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