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A Year Down Yonder by Richard Peck
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Dec 02, 2009

really liked it
bookshelves: english-420

Fiction/coming of age/Post WWI

A Year Down Yonder is a story about a girl who moves from Chicago to a small town where her grandmother lives. It is post-depression, yet still a difficult time as a recession has hit. The story does not have a normal story arc, but tells of how the girl comes to love her seemingly crazy grandmother.

Richard Peck is a hilarious author who characterizes his characters in such a way that you feel as if you know them. The message Peck sends is subtle and comes piece by piece through each andecdote (which essentially makes up the chapters). It was a quick read because of the smooth and lovely writing quality and I found I was sad when I came to the last page. This is a great book for any young adult or adult alike. Funny and makes you feel goood :).
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