Sunday, June 15, 2008

Itch

Itch by Michelle D. Kwasney
In 1968, after the death of her beloved Gramps, Delores "Itch" Colchester and her grandmother move from Florida to an Ohio trailer park where she meets new people and, when she learns that a friend is being abused by her mother, tries her best to emulate her plain-spoken grandfather.

1 comment:

Kirkus said...

...this novel of friendship is peppered fairly obviously with period details, and more skillfully with issues of classism and domestic violence. Kwasney's characters are prone to corniness and hyper-astute self-awareness, but they still manage to be fully fleshed and memorable. The melodramatic touches will most likely appeal to readers looking for another making-friends-at-a-new-school book.