Why this book?
This book is a wonderful coming-of-age book in a series. It is a heartfelt story of a young girl who is faced with the slow death from Alzheimer’s Disease of her next-door neighbor who is also a surrogate grandmother. As she helps care for the woman, she draws closer to the woman’s grandson and learns hard lessons about love and loss. I personally loved this book because I could feel the emotional tug of the story. It’s also a quick read, great for a beach day or an afternoon of reading.