Aug 30, 09
Read in January, 2000
I read this book aloud every year to my Central Texas students who probably wouldn't have ever considered Where the Lilies Bloom as as a good read due to the different setting and characters. As teachers, we were forever being reminded to choose books whose characters and situations were similar to our students'. However, they thoroughly enjoyed every part of it and loved the movie even more. I even saw one of my most troubled boys get really excited about imagining a way to film certain scenes. A beautiful story, and an added bonus, IF you can find the movie at all, is that Harry Dean Stanton plays the "villain."