Saturday, January 3, 2009

~Lily's Crossing~

-by Patricia Reilly Giff

I recieved this book as a Christmas present-but not this year. Actually, it was from quite a while ago. I started to read it, but I don't think that I ever really finished it. When I was re-reading Lily's Crossing, the only part that I somewhat remember was the beginning. So I decided to finish it and get back to blogging with this review.

Every year in the summer time, Lily leaves her home in St. Albans to go to her Gram's house in Rockaway, that sits on the Atlantic Ocean. World War II is taking over her life. Her best friend, Margaret Dillon, moves to Detroit where her dad works in a factory, making Liberator bombers. Also, her father, goes overseas to the war, and she doesn't even know where he is. But then, Lily meets Albert, a future best friend. Albert used to live in Hungary, but the war forced him to America and to his Uncle and Aunt in Rockaway for the summer as well. They soon discover they have much in common, but most importantly, they both have a loved one overseas.

This is a very good book with a wonderful ending. Everything that Lily was used to before the war would change, and that was her biggest fear. But then after the war, she sees what does stay the same, and she chooses to dwell on those things, rather than to get upset over what didn't stay the same. After all, she had the whole summer to look forward too.

5 comments:

Marie DeVries said...

She's Back! *the crowd cheers excitedly*

Very good review... I am intrigued. May I barrow this book sometime???

Maggie DeVries said...

Yes. It is on the island counter right now. Go read it.

*Don't use the bookmark. Give it back to me

Noel De Vries said...

You guys are awesome.

cuileann said...

Mm...this book has looked interesting to me for a long time.

Katherine C. Teel said...

I like all of Giff's books. I reviewed this on my site, too (www.katsfilmandbookreviews.com). I think her "crossing" is as much metaphorical as literal.