Saturday, May 2, 2009
Mama's Going to Buy You a Mockingbird by Jean Little
Mama's Going to Buy You a Mockingbird was first published in 1984 and was rerelease a few years ago. This book isn't dated one bit. In the story, Jeremy is 11 years old and is having a very difficult time. He dad has been diagnosed with cancer and Jeremy is trying to hold not only his family together, but also his own feelings.
This book showcases how brave kids need to be when faced with a terrible situation. It is a very sensitive book dealing with a very difficult topic. It isn't very often that I cry when reading young adult books, but this one moved me to tears.