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Sunday, August 24, 2014

Signed, Skye Harper (YA)

Book #78 Read in 2014
Signed, Skye Harper by Carol Lynch Williams (YA)

This is a young adult book in the realistic fiction genre.  Winston is 15 and wants to become an Olympic swimmer.  She lives with her grandmother and has ever since her mother took off to become a star when Winston was four years old.  Winston has a crush on neighborhood jock Stevie.  Unexpectedly, Winston's mother writes that she wants to come home but has no way to get there.  Winston's grandmother steals the RV which belongs to Stevie's parents.  She does not know that Stevie has stowed away.  The trio, along with black lab Thelma and one-legged rooster Denny, set off for a trip to Texas to get Winston's mother.  Winston isn't really sure if it is a good idea or not for her mother to come home with them.

Told in quick chapters, this book was a good, fast read.  Winston is a likeable character--intelligent, spunky and funny.  Nanny, Thelma, Denny and Stevie are all good secondary characters.  This book has elements of romance and humor in it as well as angst.  I enjoyed it.

I received a copy of this book from the Amazon Vine program in exchange for a honest review.

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