Sunday, December 21, 2008
"Walk Two Moons" by Sharon Creech
Salamanaca Hiddle is in the car, and on her way to Idaho with her grandparents. On the way Sal tells the story of Phoebe Winterbottom, her friend in Idaho. Why is she in the car going to Idaho and why is she telling the story of Phoebe? She is in the car to go and find her mother who left her and her father. Sal feels the if she can make it to Lewiston, Idaho by her mother's birthday there could be a way her mother could come back. She is telling the story of Phoebe because her grandparent wanted to hear a story. But as the story she is telling keeps coming out, her own story is coming out as well. You will meet Phoebe, the girl who believes in lunatics and ax murderers, Ben who's hair smells like grapefruit, Mrs. Cadaver, the lady with wild hair, Mr. Birkway, a strange english teacher, and Sal, a girl who wants to find her mother and discovers more about herself during the trip. One thing Sal does learn is, don't judge a person until you've walked two moons in his moccasins.
I love this book. I give it 5 stars for being creative, funny, and entertaining. I will read it again many times.