Sunday, January 07, 2007

Get ready for the tears if you read...

The Possibility of Fireflies by Dominique Paul

So truthfully, I hadn't heard about this book before I browsed the book aisles last week and its title and cool cover happened to catch my eye. Isn't the design awesome?

Then I opened the book to the first page and the voice, deep and honest, pulled me straight to the cash register.

So what's so fresh about The Possibilities of Fireflies?

It takes place in 1987. Rock n' roll is hot and so is big hair. ;)

Fourteen-year-old Ellie is real, wise to her hardships, and just trying to hold it together as she lives with the intense and volatile relationship between her alcoholic mother and older sister, who Ellie both loves and other times wishes she was far away from.

And there's this older guy, a wannabe rocker and secret crush to Ellie, who has dreams and hopes and urges Ellie to believe in some of her own.

Oh yeah, did I mention the tears?

A totally fresh and totally recommended debut by author Dominique Paul. Add this novel to your wish list!

2 fresh comments:

TinaFerraro said...

Thanks, Kelly! I will add it to my wish list. Sounds like one for the keeper shelf.

Tina

Kelly Parra said...

It is an interesting read, Tina, thanks!