Thursday, April 19, 2007

Say Goodnight, Gracie

I remember reading this YA book in one sitting and not being able to stop crying afterward. Julia Reece Deaver's book is a beautiful evocation of two friends who grow up together. When Jimmy is killed by a drunk driver, Morgan is left to face life for the first time without her best friend. I remember wishing I had a friend like Jimmy, whose love for George Burns and Grace Allen routines gives the book its title. I loved this book so much that I hounded my mom and sister, both non-readers, to read it too. They both loved it also.

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