This book was such a surprise. I was expecting another cute memoir type graphic which would be perfect for the hordes who love Raina Telgemeier. I was no expecting the story of a girl who has been affected by her older brother’s addiction issues or alcoholism.
Flipping between the present and recent past, Sunny’s fun summer cabin plans are cancelled and she is shipped off to stay with her aging Grandfather in Florida. She tries to make the best of it, after all this is the land of sunshine, Disneyworld and beaches. Sunny is pretty disappointed to learn that her grandfather’s ‘retirement community’ contains no children and is full of boring old people who eat dinner at 4 pm!
Touching and sweet, this is a lovely story. It would make a solid read aloud or lit circle choice.