Thursday, March 5, 2009
Drums, Girls and Dangerous Pie by Jordan Sonnenblick, Read by Joel Johnstone
I didn't know this Rebecca Caudill winner would make me cry! But it did. I was expecting a cool book about a rockin' 8th grader. And it was, but it also dealt a lot with the main character's younger brother who has leukemia. Steven is your typical 8th grader, in love with the beautiful girl in class, and just getting by. But when his brother is diagnosed and begins chemotherapy, Steven's life starts falling apart. He stops doing homework and distances himself from his family and friends. But, eventually Steven gets himself straightened out and his friends rally together to help little Jeffrey. Great read!