Thursday, July 17, 2008

~Wing Nut~

-by Mary Jane (MJ) Auch

I have to admit it ... I cried. In the beginning of Wing Nut, I thought that I would put it down before I finished, but now it is on my top 5 list.

Grady and his mother, Lisa have moved all over the country, from mediocre places to even worse places. Whenever they find work for Lisa, or a commune, they stay there for a time. It is Lisa's temper that forces them to move on again. Usually, Lisa is an optimistic person. But if someone makes a rude remark to either of them, she gets offended, and Lisa and Grady gather up their stuff and leave as soon as possible, with no clue where they are headed.

When Lisa and Grady first arrive at Charlie Fernwald's cottage, that is about as big as a bedroom, Grady thinks that he won't like it there at all. But after they settle in, and Grady gets to know Charlie, things start to get better. After understanding his interests, Charlie takes Grady out to his broken tractor, and they work on it together. Everything seems to be going great, until something tragic happens, that tears the bond between Grady and Charlie, and Grady wonders if he will ever find a home like this again.


Maggie DeVries said...

I loved this book. The ending is spectacular, and the body of the story is amazing. It was very well written in my opinion, and I think it is a great book for anyone that needs a book that helps them sleep well that night after finishing it.

Christy said...

That book seems so good! I'll definitely have to read that one!

Oh, and to anybody reading this, it's true. Maggie did cry when she read it because I was there when she was crying! :]

Maggie DeVries said...

Yeah, Christy says she doesn't cry for any books! Just you wait!

Marie DeVries said...

Was it a good cry, or a bad cry? There is a difference. I've read both, and sometimes a bad cry turns into a good cry, sometimes vice versa, and sometimes you can tell all the way through. on the other hand, you might pick up a book, and find out its a crying book. Those are not always pleasant because you were not expecting a cry- especially while on an airplane trying to read and cry inconspicuously.... that is hard.

So, Christy... did you cry???

Maggie DeVries said...

well... it was a bad cry, but i wasn't crying because something was bad, but because of what someone did because something bad happened that made me happy so it was a good cry... if you understand. It is easier to just read the book. Its not terribly long.