I read this book some time ago, and was originally drawn to it when I saw the cover of the book and that Kevin Henkes was the author. I really enjoyed the book and could identify with the main character’s adolescent experiences. Henkes does a great job capturing the feelings of those experiences. Like Martha, I was also very close to one of my grandmothers whom I lost when I was a young child.
Kevin Henkes is an incredible writer capable of producing fantastic and imaginative books for young readers as well as great novels for older children. Other books by Henkes include Chester’s Way, Wemberly Worried, Chrysanthemum, Julius the Baby of the World, Kitten’s First Full Moon, and Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse.