My mother is dying. She has leukemia and she came here to die."
Nathan and his adorable little sister just moved in across the street from Liz Scattergood, and both of them could use a friend. Liz just isn't sure she's the right person. What do you say to someone whose mother is dying?
Liz has been coping with to
There are many good parts to this novel. Liz is a very well-developed prot ...more
Nathan's character i ...more
"Believe in me
Help me believe in anything
Cause I want to be someone who believes."
--Counting Crows, "Mister Jones"
"Why did people get so crazy about what other people believed? Entire countries fought wars over it. That seemed to be what most wars were fought over--that somebody had different beliefs than you had. It was insane. Couldn't we all just believe what we wanted without forcing everybody el ...more
It was bad enough when fifteen-year-old Liz Scattergood's grandmother, Bunny, died. It's even worse now that her mother seems to have gone crazy. For weeks her mom wouldn't get out of bed, wouldn't eat dinner with Liz and her father, wouldn't even brush her hair. Although Liz understands that her mother and Bunny had a special bond, were more like sisters, in fact, than mother and daughter, Liz doesn't understand the extreme depression. That was almost preferab ...more
The whole plot revolves around death, and God. This is a touchy subject for me, it's not that i think the idea of God is stupid, it's just that i have a hard time getting around it, and watching these people literally devote their whole lives to it made me find it difficult to enjoy the story. Liz's mother just made me angry in so many ways, she just disregards everyone else's feeling ...more
This sounds like a heavy plot, but Ellen Wittlinger balances the sadness and confusion with hopeful ent ...more
Liz is coping with the loss of her grandmother, Bunny, and her mother's insistence that her Spiritualist church helps her to stay in contact with Bunny. Enter Nathan and his little sister, who move in acros ...more
Liz's grandmother, Bunny, has just died and has driven her mother into a fit of depression. To get rid of her sadness, Liz's mother decides to go to a weird Spiritualist church tha ...more
Adding to the mix is a neighbor, dying of leukemia, who has brought her two kids ba ...more
Liz does not know what to think of this. Just when she begins to recover from the first punch, a new boy moves into the neighborhood with his sister and mother - who has terminal cancer.
Blind Faith focuses on the things people need to believe in jus ...more