Author: Laura Harrington
Publisher: Penguin Books
Genre: Young Adult
Source: Bird Bash
Goodreads: Tomboy Alice Bliss is heartbroken when she learns that her father, Matt, is being deployed to Iraq. Matt will miss seeing Alice blossom into a full-blown teenager: she’ll learn to drive, join the track team, go to her first dance, and fall in love—all while trying to be strong for her mother, Angie, and her precocious little sister. But the phone calls from her father are never long enough. At once universal and very personal, Alice Bliss is a profoundly moving story about those who are left at home during wartime and a small-town teenage girl bravely facing the future.
Ope’s Opinion: IF I were to suggest this to a young adult to read, I would highly recommend the parent read it first. This book is deeply emotional.
Rating: Three Chairs – I like the book enough to suggest it to a friend or two.