Touch blue by Cynthia Lord; read by Erin Moon.
Tess and her family live on a small island in Maine. In hopes of keeping their school open several families become foster homes for children from the mainland. Tess’ family takes in Aaron, a thirteen year old boy with phenomenal musical talent. As the summer passes them by, Tess becomes friends with Aaron and hopes to make him realize that her family – and home – is his as well.
Each chapter’s heading is a different bit of folklore about luck. The heading is tied into the chapter itself.
Tess’s observations are great.
Little sister Libby was a lot of fun.
Tess is a reader! Tess refers to two of my favorite children's books: Anne of Green Gables and The Great Gilly Hopkins.
While the last two chapters are decent, I think if they were left out the story would have been even more striking.
The narration was overall pretty good…but the Maine accents were not consistent. I would think that if a few people on the island had the typical accent, then pretty much everyone would have it.