Saturday, December 19, 2009

Backwater by Joan Bauer

Front Flap: We rounded a curve, climbed over a rock formation glistening with frost. "We're here," Jo said, and extended her hand to the expanse of blue-gray sky and the beauty of the snow-capped mountain summit. It was perfect. Was it? Stuck in a family overflowing with lawyers, Ivy Breedlove longs to be understood, to break free of unfair expectations and to find the truth about the mysterious hermit aunt who broke the family mold- the relative no one will talk about. With an outrageous mountain guide leading the way, Ivy sets out on the journey of a lifetime to find the missing link in the Breedlove family. But is she too late? In this powerful, compassionate and funny new novel, award-winning authoe Joan Bauer transports the reader to the wild and wintry Adirondack Mountains and into the backwater as Ivy searches for the one Breedlove who is, perhaps like herself. This was a really good book! It went by really fast though. But I like her books a lot, because they're for teens, but they're so different than other teen books and series, not that I don't like the others, but this is a way to get out of the other types of books. It was crazy to read about her hermit aunt who just loves birds! And how it was a journey to reach out to this woman, Josephine, who lives all by herself in the woods! That'd be scary, especially if you need help, like they ended up needing, but they got it from Mountain Mama and Jack! It gave hope, that you can reach out and talk to someone. I like how she likes the history of her family, I mean she knew everything about all her ancestors. That'd be really interesting to look up my family that way and make some type of book like she did. But it was a great book!

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