Monday, February 7, 2011

touch blue

Feeling grateful for our Snow Day, I decided to show my appreciation by spending a few hours with a new book. It counted as "doing school work" and I was able to cuddle up on the couch with my kitties and stay warm. Touch Blue, a new release by Cynthia Lord, author of Rules. Tess, an 11 year old from Bethsaida, Maine, doesn't quite know what to expect when her family decides to take in a foster child, Aaron, from the mainland. Many of the families on the island have decided to take in foster children in order to increase enrollment at their local school, which is in danger of closing due to low enrollment. Yet, when Aaron arrives, things don't quite work out as Tess would like.

This is a story of hope and friendship, sparkling with small town charm. It warmed my heart and was the perfect way to spend a snowy afternoon.