Saturday, October 15, 2011
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.