Catching Katy

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Light from a Distant Star

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I’m into the second half of my books to read for my list! I chose this audio book because it was shorter – about 6 hours –  which is way shorter than a lot of audio books. It sounded decently interesting also. I was driving to visit my brother, sister-in-law, and nephew for the long 4th of July weekend. I wasn’t able to finish the book in my down and back trip, but I also ride the train so was easily able to finish in the week following my trip!

Light from a Distant Star by Mary McGarry Morris was the coming-of-age story of a young girl in a small town. She has to deal with things no child should have to deal with: parent’s struggling finances, an older sister getting involved with sex and drugs, defending a younger brother who is picked on by other kids, and witnessing a murder. If you studied or are interested in child psychology, it’s a very interesting read as this girl is pressured by the law and her parents to not only remember what she saw and when, but to remember it the “right” way. There were definitely times I wanted to scream at my dashboard – either at the girl or at her parents. Unfortunately I think this is what happens too often when children have to be involved in serious court matters.

I recommend it (obviously depending on what kind of books you like) – and it was a good book to listen to!



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