- Audible Audio Edition
- Listening Length: 5 hours and 45 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Candlewick on Brilliance Audio
- Audible.com Release Date: May 8, 2012
- Whispersync for Voice: Ready
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0081CE7AS
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It's about a family restaurant that Fern's grandfather started and her father inherited called Harry's. Harry's serves food and ice cream with ice cream being the focus of getting new customers into the building. As with most family business's all family members work there.
I love the fact that each of their children have been named for favorite book characters; although the teenagers are less than thrilled about that reality themselves. Fern complains that what can she expect from life when she has been named about a character in Charlotte's Web whose only friend was a pig headed for slaughter. I loved Fern's offbeat humor and middle school sarcasm right off the bat. Jo has nailed the middle school quirks and personalities and I can picture the hallways and classrooms perfectly.
The book jacket said that something was going to happen during the course of the book, but my suspicions could not have been farther off track. You'll have to read for yourself to find out what happens.
Bullying is a strong theme in the book as well as finding and being true to oneself. Everyone in the book feels responsible for what happens and each suffers in their own little worlds playing the what if game. But, we must move forward like it or not and Jo has done an outstanding job with the grief and recovery section of the book. The dialogue seems real, the advice perfect.
Readers who have grown up in a small town with a mom/pop business such as Harry's will have memories restored. For the urban residents who may not have ever experienced such a restaurant, Knowles has been true to her setting. Harry's could be found in Anyplace, USA.
Don't miss this new YA novel. You won't be disappointed.