Imperfect Spiral is the kind of book I love to read. To say it was artfully arranged would be an understatement.
The story revolves around Humphrey Danker and his babysitter, Danielle. What started out as a fun evening in the park ends in tragedy when Humphrey is struck and killed by a vehicle while walking home. What happens next is ...more
I'm having a hard time deciding between giving this book four, or five stars. It was a really great story, despite how sad the description might sound. Especially for a book about a girl who had to go through the loss of the five-year-old she used to babysit, the whole tone was surprisingly positive, which I really appreciated. Obviously there were sad parts, but it was so realistic in the way that, even when you're mourning, there are moments everywhere that let you laugh, and be happy, and for...more
Almost every time I read a flashback about Danielle and Humphrey it almost brought tears to my eyes.
In this book, Humphrey and his babysitter are walking home from the park when he runs into the street and gets struck by a car. ...more
IMPERFECT SPIRAL by Debbie Levy combines the tragic death of a wonderful five year old boy, the guilt of a teenage babysitter, and illegal immigration into a hypnotizing page-turner.
Little Humphrey Danker is hit and kill by a blue van on his way home from the park. His babysitter Danielle is crushed. She is assured by everyone, including Humphrey's parents, that the accident was not her fault, but as the weeks and months pass, she ...more
Imperfect Spiral brings a serious tragedy into place. Danielle is a 15 years old girl morning the lost of her "babysittee" as he would call her, Humphrey. Hit by a car, the little 5 years old boy bring much more than just a funeral...
This book actually brings us many many problems to our attention. Illegal Immigration and Safety before anything else. It does show us life, friends ...more
The end dips off a bit, however, not totally capturing my engagement between the climax of the novel and the last chapter (which ...more
Danielle loved Humphrey like a little brother. He's fun, he's sweet and he never really gives her any trouble at all. But Danielle could never have guessed the tragedy that would unfold, cutting Humphrey's life short and, effectively, ending her innocence. Trapped in a web of grief and pain, Danielle doesn't see a way out until she meets a boy that ...more
Fourteen year old Danielle Snyder spends the summer before high school as a babysitter for five year old Humphrey. Danielle and Hum ...more