Tuesday, March 28, 2017

So B. It

So B. It is a book that I have been wanting to read for years, so I was happy that I finally got a chance to check it out. It was totally unlike what I expected it to be (in my head, it was a novel in verse), but enjoyable just the same.

Heidi's mother knows only 23 words and one of them mystifies Heidi: "soof." She gets it in her head that if she understood what that word meant, Heidi would know about her mother and her own life. This sets her off on a journey that will change her life.

This is a touching book that doesn't hold up to too much inspection. There are so many unanswered questions about how Heidi survived so many years in the care of her mentally disabled mother and agoraphobic neighbor. While none of these issues will bother middle grade readers, my adult perspective on things took me out of the story a bit.

Still, I know of a few readers who will enjoy So B. It and I will recommend the book to them.

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