Thursday, July 31, 2008

Tell Me That You Love Me, Junie Moon by Marjorie Kellogg ****

I like this book because:
  • it's small & I was able to keep it in my purse
  • it's about people with disabilities & I'm stuck on that topic right now,
  • it's good.

It's about 3 people who meet in the hospital & decide to move in together when they leave since they don't have anywhere else to go. Warren is a paraplegic--he was shot in the back by his friend. Arthur has a progressive neurological disorder & used to live in a state home. And Junie Moon has been horribly disfigured by a man who beat her senseless & poured acid on her face & hands.

I tell you what, if that doesn't draw you in nothing will. There are flaws in the book, but you can't help to look past them & enjoy the unfolding of these peoples' lives. Some people treat them like crap. Others can see them as what they are: people. Just like the rest of us, only having to have their challenges displayed for all to see.

1 comment:

robin_titan said...

I LOVE this book! I recently read found it to be amazing!