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Excellent, heartwarming Hyde tale of a girl, a mother and a child
Reviewed in the United States on May 19, 2020
I have long been a Catherine Ryan Hyde fan. Yes, I loved PAY IT FORWARD (as most people do) but I've enjoyed so many other of Hyde's books. She has a rare talent of bringing her readers into her stories, letting them feel what the characters are feeling.
Brooke is 39 years old, has a 2 year-old daughter, and lives in West L.A. with her mother. She is not happy with this because her mother is not a nice person but she's divorced and can't afford a place of her own yet.
She takes her daughter, Etta, to the movies (mainly to get away from her mother) and on the way home, she is carjacked - and Etta is taken with the car.
Molly is a 16 year-old living on the streets of L.A. and she finds Etta, who has been dumped on the side of the road in her car seat.
What transpires after this is a story that is heartwarming, heartbreaking, and really makes you think. It is about mothers and daughters and what actually what makes up a family.
I loved this story and I loved its characters, especially Molly. I highly recommend this book to everyone.
I received this book from Lake Union Publishing through Net Galley in the hopes that I would read it and leave an unbiased review.