23 December 2009 ~ 0 Comments

(Book) A Year Down Yonder by Richard Peck


I’m not really sure what I was expecting out of this book, but it ended up being one of the funniest and most heart-warming little books I’ve read this year. Set in the 1930’s during the Great Depression, a girl goes to live with her Grandma for a year while the family recovers. And grandma? Well, grandma might be a little crazy, a lot brash, but has a huge heart hidden underneath it all. This would be great for middle school kids, but I loved it as an adult. Looks like this was actually second in a series, so I’ll be looking for that first one to read too.

Very sweet book, some heavy themes, but you’ll leave it feeling a little extra warm and fuzzy.


Mary Alice and Grandma Dowdel return for more astonishing, laugh-out-loud adventures when fifteen-year-old Mary Alice moves in with her spicy grandmother for the year. Her extended visit is filled with moonlit schemes, romances both foiled and founded, and a whole parade of fools made to suffer in unusual (and always hilarious) ways.


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