Thursday, March 23, 2017

The Carnival At Bray

TheCarnival At Bray by Jessie Ann Foley, 240 pages

"It's 1993, and Generation X pulses to the beat of Kurt Cobain and the grunge movement. Sixteen-year-old Maggie Lynch is uprooted from big-city Chicago to a windswept town on the Irish Sea. Surviving on care packages of Spin magazine and Twizzlers from her rocker uncle Kevin, she wonders if she'll ever find her place in this new world. When first love and sudden death simultaneously strike, a naive but determined Maggie embarks on a forbidden pilgrimage that will take her to a seedy part of Dublin and on to a life- altering night in Rome to fulfill a dying wish. Through it all, Maggie discovers an untapped inner strength to do the most difficult but rewarding thing of all, live." I liked this book a lot but we have it in adult and I'm not sure that it shouldn't be in young adult.  I would probably recommend it to high school teens that like either realistic fiction or recent historical fiction.

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