Things We Didn't Say
I really liked this book! The title is absolutely perfect, and says it all. The characters and their interactions are very real; you are smack dab in the middle of this family’s life. Mom and dad are divorced, the kids live with dad, and he is engaged to a woman they barely know, much less trust. You feel their hopes, share their dreams and hurts with each disappointment. The story is told through the voice of one character at a time; each character gets their turn to talk, but they talk only to you and not each other. And that, dear reader, is the problem in a nutshell.
This writing device thoroughly explores their different points of view, and lets you know what they are each thinking and feeling. A good book for parents to read (Talk to your kids!) and a great book for teens to read (Talk to your parents!)
Send a Question or Comment to Appleton Public Library.