What's Going On Here?

There are SO MANY wonderful book review blogs out there and I can't compete with them, that is for sure. So this is not a book review blog. This is just a way for me to organize what I have read so that I can be better at matching the right book to the right person. The blog title comes from the brilliant mind of the most talented woman who ever lived, Ms. Judy Garland. The full quote is, "Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of someone else." That is what I hope to do here and in ever aspect of my life.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Or across the seat

Hmm. Another wonderful book, so good that it is really, really hard to find words to describe it.
Jacqueline Woodson is incredible. I just don't know how to talk about Behind You, the sequel to If You Come Softly.
This is the story of what happens after Miah's death, to Miah, and to those who loved him.
If you have lost someone you love and yet you still feel them sitting beside you in the car, you will fall in love right away with this book.
Behind You is told from the POV of Miah, his mom, dad, his grandma, Ellie, Carlton and Kennedy. I didn't remember Kennedy too much from If You Come Softly, but he was on Miah's team at Percy and his POV here is important, everyone's is.

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