Monday, July 5, 2010
Book Review: Touch Blue by Cynthia Lord
This is a delightful short book, perfect for young readers. It would probably appeal more to a girl than a boy. It is about a young girl who lives on an island off the coast of Maine. When the school board threatens to close their small island school because the number of students had dropped below the minimum, the town came up with the idea to bring in 5 foster kids to up their numbers and hopefully keep the school. Tess's family fosters a 13 year old boy, who comes loaded with an attitude and problems. It is a charming story of how Tess starts out trying to help the boy adjust because she wants the school to stay open. But eventually she grows to really care about her foster brother.
The writing was clean, almost invisible. I easily fell into the story, and I think children of all ages could do the same.
If I were to rate this book on Amazon, I would give it 4 1/2 stars.