When Trista found out she was moving to Wichita, she was thrilled to hear about Watermark Books and enjoyed it as a customer and now bookseller. She is a former special education teacher and loves middle grade and YA books. But also reads grown-up books sometimes...
Could not put this book down! Young adult memoir about a teenager in 1986 with a brain tumor who, when granted a wish through the Starlight Children's Foundation, wishes to meet with Mikhail Gorbachev to discuss nuclear disarmament. Beautifully written and filled with so much we can all relate to; families, friendships, loss and first loves. Truly wonderful!
At its essence a book about motherhood and how we can at one moment be totally depleted and wishing for our pre-children life and at the very next, be so in love with our kids that we can't even imagine life without them.
All of this wrapped in a total page-turner complete with a terrifying stranger showing up in the living room and bizzare items being excavated from a pit. Creepy and wonderful and thought provoking!