Happy 4th of July! Hope you have a great day with your families!
11 year-old Livie's Mamma has been in the hospital, she has the sleeping sickness (she's been in a coma), and Livie knows that it's all her fault. She hasn't ever really gotten along with Mamma very well, and she knows that she isn't as good of a daughter as her older sister, Faye, or her younger sister, Crickett. Now the doctors have said that there isn't anything more they can do for Mamma, they'll just have to wait and see what happens. Today is the day that Daddy is going to bring Mamma home from the hospital for the family to take care of at home. Livie knows that Mamma is still there, but just inside herself somewhere, still she can't bring herself to try to touch Mamma or care for her in any way. Leaving all of Mamma's care to Faye is Livie's plan. Livie must learn some important lessons about faith and forgiveness, and hopefully by then Mamma will wake up and life can go on for the family as normal.
This is really a cute story. I loved seeing things from Livie's point of view. I loved how she was able to learn about faith and how she was able to muster her courage enough to help with Mamma, even though she really didn't want to. The characters were really fun in this book. I love how the Louisiana Bayou really came alive in this book, almost to the point of being another character. This is a really cute book!
Labels: Kimberly Griffiths Little, middle grade book