Saturday, October 15, 2011

True (...sort of) by Katherine Hannigan

True... Sort of by Katherine Hannigan
Oh so sad.  But, a very well written story.  Delly was a happy girl who just could not seem to keep out of trouble.  By the time she was 11, she had begun to believe what other people said about her - that she was bad.  She stopped being happy and just kept on being trouble.  Until she knew a surpresent was coming.  Instead of getting a surpresent, she met Ferris Boyd, a girl who looks like a boy, and does not talk and runs away if she is touched.  Delly, her brother RB, and a boy named Brud, all become friends with Ferris.  But why would a child not talk and fear touch?  Delly turns out to be a good friend and helps Ferris to get help. 
This book is a well-written, excellent book.  It says it is for ages 8-12, but child abuse is a sensitive topic, so parents should be aware of the topic of this book so that they can talk to their children about it.

1 comment:

  1. I loved this book, it made me cry at the end.