Mar 24, 09
Read in March, 2009
I liked Kring's Book of Bright Ideas a lot and am glad I gave this one a try. While there are some major flaws (mom's diaries) and some of it is trite, it's overall a good read. I really liked Lucy and Milo's relationship, and her humor about her brother, along with her gutsy Oma. As someone who works with the dying, I found the grandfather's death to be well researched. The ending didn't just wrap it up perfectly so they could just live happily ever after, so it seemed more like real life. It definitely kept me reading as Lucy tried to find her father and learned oh so many secrets about her family along the way.