The Silver Star
By Jeannette Walls
One of those rare books that will become a classic!
Review: Bean is the smart, spunky heroine you've been waiting for. When their mother disappears to "find herself," Liz and Bean ride a bus from California to a mountain town in Virginia to live in a rambling old farmhouse with their uncle. Bean finds out the truth about her father and befriends new family, enjoying small-town life. The bond with her sister Liz resonated most for me. When tragedy strikes her sister, Bean is brave and tells it like is. Most of all, this is the story of sisters, the unbreakable bonds of siblings.
The conclusion: Sharp-eyed yet emotionally resonant writing--you'd expect no less from thee author of the best-selling memoir The Glass Castle.
Song to Read by: "Down in the Valley" by the Head and the Heart