Sunday, March 27, 2011

In My Mailbox (week 12)


The Life and Opinions of Amy Finawitz by Laure Toffler-Corrie

It can’t get any worse for Amy Finawitz. Her best friend, Callie, has abandoned their life in New York City to stay with relatives in Kansas for the year, leaving Amy to cope with eighth grade alone. Thankfully—or not—God sends Amy a replacement friend in the form of Miss Sophia, the little old lady who lives down the hall. Miss Sophia hooks Amy into solving a decades old mystery left in a very old journal. The dynamic duo soon becomes a Terrific Triumvirate when Miss Sophia also asks her fifteen-year-old nephew, Beryl, a Lubavitch Jew, to join their little investigative team.

And if Amy thought her year couldn't get anymore random, she can add the following items to her list: Houdini’s grave, the Lower East Side Tenement Museum, cross-dressing magicians, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, crochet circles, Abraham Lincoln, a raucous rendition of Fiddler on the Roof, and a secret treasure.

To get through it all, Amy's going to need a serious Chanukah miracle.

Told in wry emails and brilliant little one-act plays, this laugh-out-loud debut novel offers quirky characters, a whimsical tour around New York City, and an appealing story about what it means to be a good friend.

5 kommentarer:

Jessica said...

It's always fun to win books! I love getting stuff in the mail!

Here's my IMM

Happy Reading!

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Jessica@a GREAT read

YA Book Queen said...

Sounds like a fun book! Hope you enjoy it :)

Darlyn said...

I love the sweet cover!Happy reading friend!

Lily Child said...

Aw, this one sounds heartwarming! :)

TheBookAddictedGirl said...

This sounds brilliant, and I love love love the cover! Happy reading!

And thanks for the comment! I'm really looking forwards to them!