Beckie reads Up From the Blue by Susan Henderson

Why did you read this book? I can’t remember why I put it on my To Read list, but I’m glad I did.

Has Jeremy read it? No.

42-word review: Told mostly in flashback to the year when Tillie’s mother disappeared, this heartbreaking portrait of a child trying to make sense of the world captures the blurred edges between childhood reality, imagination and misinterpretation. Bonus: the plot’s almost as compelling as Tillie.

Overall rating:  5 ruby cups (out of 5)