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Light from a Distant Star by Mary McGarry Morris
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Feb 09, 2012

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This was an easy read about a 13 year old girl who finds herself involved in a murder case. The wrong man is being accused and she knows who the real killer is, but no one will believe her. All the while, her own family is dealing with struggles of their own, case in point: her older sister Ruth wants to find her real father.

Overall this book was alright. I had a conflict with the names. Everyone else in this town (except for Bucky's parents) seemed to name their children names that are pretty modern. Then you have this family with their children...Ruth, Nellie, and Henry. Really? Understand, I have NOTHING against these names, but then there are other names like Brianna, Jessica, Rodney...but the three siblings sound like they came from the 1950's. Maybe that was just the author's way of making these kids different, which by all standards, they were.

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