I finished reading all, but the new short chapter (The Curious Case of the Copper Corpse #6.5), of Flavia de Luce’s mystery novels this past week. I have been on a mystery bender for two weeks. I can’t explain why and I won’t bore you with yet another review of Badley’s novels. I just loved sinking into his setting and following Flavia on her adventures. Enough said!
Once I finished those I search my digital library for the books I have been meaning to read and found lurking in the corner Jo Knowles book See You at Harry’s. I have enjoyed Knowles other books Jumping off Swings and Living with Jackie Chan. There have lots of review of this book but I just had not read it yet.
It began as I expected with Jo building a strong character connection and then about mid way through it took a leap I did not see coming. It is a book you laugh with, a book you understand and a book you cry with.
Knowles has the ability to make a family come alive, to help us see and feel exactly what her characters are thinking and feeling. I won’t spoil it for you – just know it is a read with lots of emotions and room for lots of discussions about family, growing up and acceptance of our selves and others. It is about love.