Thursday, December 12, 2013

12/12/13

Eli is Daniel's older brother who dies in Iraq.  Daniel is devastated, obviously, as is his family.  The story takes place over the summer of his ninth grade year.  Daniel's summer is a huge moment in his life; he will find and lose love, figure out the meaning of friendship, decide what he wants to do with his life and finally begin to heal from his brother's death several years ago.  This is a really quiet book, but so good.  It is a quick, short read; but it is also a great reminder that sometimes change just sneaks up on us....that while we are simply living life momentous moments happen right under our nose...and it's not until they are over that we realize what they are.  I really enjoyed this, give it a try....

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