Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Whistling in the Dark

Started reading this book yesterday.

"Sally O'Malley made a promise to her daddy before he died. She swore she'd look after her sister Troo. Keep her safe. But like her granny always said, actions speak louder than words. And Sally would have to agree with her. Because during the summer of 1959, the girls' mother is hospitalized, their stepfather abandons them for a six-pack, and their big sister, Nell, who was left strict instructions to take care of them, is too busy making out with her boyfriend to notice that Sally and Troo are on the loose. And so is a murderer and molester.
Highly imaginative Sally is pretty sure of two things. Who the killer is. And that she's next on the list. If nobody will believe her, she has no choice but to protect herself and Troo the best she can, relying on her own courage and the kindness of her neighbors."

It's made for some pretty interesting light reading. I am especially enjoying the writing style. The author obviously shares my love of punctuation. And almost fragment sentences. And she is talented in the description department. This book feels like summer. Reading it almost makes me want to run around the streets at dusk with those crazy kids. Popsicle stained cheeks, sweaty hair, and bare feet.
You should check it out.

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