Wednesday, April 15, 2009

The west is still wild

Late last night I finished reading Ghost Medicine by Andrew Smith. Wow. This is an excellent book, and one that I couldn’t wait to get back to reading. As can be noted by my 2:30 a.m. bedtime last night.

Troy Stotts is about to leave his childhood behind forever.

The summer of his sixteenth year is a summer of challenges and changes. It is a summer of loss and of love.

It begins with the loss of his mother, after a long battle with a fatal illness, and ends with the death of three boys. The tale between is rich with deep friendships and the politics and animosity of small town life in the west. Troy’s life will never be the same.

This was a book group pick from last month that is carrying over to our next meeting.

1 comment:

Angelo said...

Hi - I was wondering if it would be okay to email you some info on a book called Fade to Blue. let me know! thx!