16 May 2010
The Year the Swallows Came Early
Fitzmaurice, Kathryn. The Year the Swallows Came Early. New York: Harper Collins, 2009.
Groovy, the main character in this story, has great plans for her life, until her dad takes her college savings and spends it on lottery tickets. Now she is trying to deal with the loss of her dream and a few other big changes that occur in her life.
The best word to describe this story is cute. It's not super-sad, it's not intense, it's not puzzling or confusing. It's just cute. This is a good "I'm done with my exam, so may I please read a book" kind of book.