story is about a family tragedy in the midst 9/11/01. Tess is an
American teen with two younger half sisters. Zoe, the youngest at only 2
or 3, is playing in the front yard as Tess watches her. When the news
of the terrorist attack comes on TV, Tess is called inside to see what's
happened. Zoe, who was left alone in the yard, runs into the street, is
hit by a car, and dies. The story is the aftermath of that Tuesday
morning. There is not much in the way of a plot, it's more about moving
on with life after a death and growing up. It's written in first person
from Tess as a letter to Zoe, about guilt, grief, love, family, and
coming of age. I think it would appeal to teens since it's told from a
teen point of view, but adults will also appreciate it as a story of
moving past a tragedy. It's a pretty quick read but some readers may
need a box of tissues to get through it. -- recommended by Kristen A. - Gere Branch Library [ See Kristen's Reviewer Profile and more of her reviews ]
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