Monday 14 April 2014

Book ~ "What Did You Say?" (2012) Judy Irwin

From Goodreads ~ What if absolutely NOTHING is turning out the way you want it to? 

It's the summer after seventh grade, and for 12-year-old Tash everything has changed, from parents to friends to summer vacation. Her parents have just gotten divorced and Tash and her mom are spending July at a borrowed trailer at the Tall Pines Trailer Park up north. 

As she tries to figure out how her new family set-up will work and deals with missing her father and brother, Tash pushes the boundaries of behavior. 

Is she acting out because she's mad at her dad or wants to prove something to her new friends? Even Tash isn't sure. Can she learn how to accept people and things for what they are, instead of longing for what she wants them to be?

Tash is turning 13 this summer and her parents have recently divorced ... she is living with her mom and her brother, Brian, and her father have moved away.  To chill for the summer, Tash and her mother spend the month of July vacationing at a trailer park by a lake.  There she meets and befriends Polly, Jon and Luke, who are her age.

Tash blames her dad for breaking up the family and for her not being able to see Brian so avoids his phone calls.  She acts up a bit and her mother is there to ensure she owns up to it.

This is the second book I've read by this author and I liked it.  I liked the writing style and thought it flowed well.  Though it is a YA book, I didn't find the writing or storyline too immature for me.  It's a quick read and I'd recommend it for everyone (there's no bad language or mature situations).

1 comment:

Judy Irwin said...

Thank you for the review Teena!