Thursday, May 10, 2007

Feels Like Home

There are days when you are in the mood for something different. Something you can read that will make you sit back and think.

After reading Feels Like Home (Delacorte Press, April 2007) by e.E. Charlton-Trujillo, that's just what I did.

E. writes with a vivid imagery, and she creates characters that are unique and dealing with strong emotional dilemmas.

Feels Like Home opens at the funeral of Mickey's father, a girl holding it together the best she can. Then her brother Danny shows up after leaving six years before, and she's faced with all these feelings of dealing with her father's death, the abandonment of her brother, and the past she's not ready to face.

She doesn't know where her brother has been, only that he's trying to make things right between them again, but is Mickey ready to accept that? One strong connection Danny keeps returning to is an old copy of S.E Hinton's The Outsiders.

The problem is while Danny is trying to remember their relationship, Mickey is trying to forget.

Feels Like Home is a page-turning story of family, of living in the past, and the journey they face in order to move forward. A strong emotional and recommended read!

(Check out e.E. Charlton-Trujillo's YA Fresh interview here.)

3 fresh comments:

TinaFerraro said...

This book sounds wonderful, and is definitely on my list to read. I love the cover--in fact, saw it for the first time on a large screen at the SCBWI talk in Los Angeles last year. Gotta get through my big TBR pile so I can get to this one.

Jessica Burkhart said...

Ooh! I'll add that to my list of must reads. The pile never stops growing... :)

Kelly Parra said...

Tina, I like the cover too, very strong and eye-catching. :) :)
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Jessica, I know what you mean!