Sunday, January 22, 2017

A Handful of Stars by Cynthia Lord

A Handful of Stars by Cynthia Lord is a book about friendship. Lily is a young girl in a small town in Maine, living with her grandparents and her blind dog Lucky. Salma is a migrant worker, in Maine with her family to pick blueberries for the season. The two girls don't seem to have much in common, but they both have things to learn from each other about standing up to prejudice and about the loyalty of a good friend.

Cynthia Lord is the author of Rules, which is one of my favorite books. I really liked this one too. I think the author is excellent at understanding friendships and sometimes the difficulties that come with them. I especially liked the character of Lucky the dog. He is so sweet and Lily and Salma bond over their love for him and their worries about his loss of sight. Good dog, good book.

Mrs. Castro

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