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Kate And The Kid Paperback – April 16, 2016
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"Warning: reading Kate and the Kid might cause you to lose all track of time andanything going on around you. This novel was completely engrossing."Jackie Timmons, Readers' Favorite
"The ending feels like a warm blanket on a cold and bitter winter's day ... so good." Cheryl E. Rodriguez, Readers' Favorite
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KATE AND THE KID was among 35 Indie Books that Kirkus Review named to be best of 2016.
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Top Customer Reviews
This novel exudes another kind of love, too: New York City. It's almost as though the city itself is another character in the book. The writer seems to know where all the best parks are, and the best playgrounds, and exactly how to get there. New York neighborhoods come alive is this novel so if you live in New York City or want to live in New York City or have even just thought about New York City, you'll enjoy the way Kate And The Kid makes it all seem familiar.
I liked Kate and The kid, Jenny from the start. Kate was compassionate and Jenny was badly in need of that compassion. Much had happened in that little girl's short life. The story of their relationship is endearing, other parts of the book weren't...parts that include Jenny's mother, the mother's low-life boyfriend.
What a cast of complex characters in this story. Examples: Foul-mouthed Sally. People come from all different walks of life. Often times she was verbally abusive to Jenny. I still thought she had a good heart. I know, it doesn't make sense. I also liked Roger, even with his incessant need for Kate's attention, he was incredibly giving.
I loved that Manhattan was the setting, and throughout the novel, we were taken on the tour of the city. For this reader, that was a major plus.
I can't recommend Kate and The Kid enough. Thank you, Ken and Anne, for many enjoyable hours.
Having just lost her job, and following a major fight with her boyfriend, Kate is tricked into taking care of a sweet but emotionally damaged six-year-old girl named Jenny, who only communicates with adults through a doll she calls “Miranda.” As a result of an eventful night of babysitting, Kate begins to bond with Jenny, which causes a whole new set of complications with the people in Kate’s and Jenny’s lives. This book tells the story of how Kate and Jenny help each other to heal, grow, and navigate the difficult and sometimes dangerous world of New York City.
Absolutely fantastic read with brilliant characters. I loved how Kate was with Jenny. Such a moving read. I hope there is more to come. 5*. Highly recommended.
At first Kate thinks Jenny is just an average kid in need of some basic hygiene, but soon she starts to see the situation differently. It is not until Kate is basically tricked by Sally to babysit Jenny that she begins to bond with the girls, although she does not realize it right away. As the story develops those bonds are tested time and again as more about Jenny's past and present come to light.
Jenny and Kate test the bonds of love, friendship, trust and loyalty in this heartfelt and inspiring book. This is a book that will touch your soul and make you really think about the issue of child abuse and how one person can make a difference if only they believe.
I received a free copy of this book/Ebook/Product to review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the FTC Regulations
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