Readers will love Cornelia, who is stronger than she thinks. But Cornelia has lived her life to "fix" her mother. She is sure her mother will be coming back soon, even though the signs point elsewhere.
But Cornelia is trapped in a regular English class that is reading a "dumbed down" version of Tom Sawyer, while she compares the real version hidden in her lap. Aunt Agatha is strong-willed, but illiterate. And some regard you as dimwit, including those who continue to put you into the same English classes even though you have already read the books--in their original language and format--that are being covered in the room.
The depiction of Bo's father as a fearsome, controlling man is the only false note in a novel that poetically portrays the human potential to fly after emerging from a cocoon of neglect.
With poetic simplicity, her desperate first-person, present-tense narrative, rooted in the physical facts of her life, reveals how she feels "caught in that lonely place between what I want to say and what I can't.
I am going to miss these characters Her mother is completely irresponsible. And people are not patient enough to wait for those words to form. This story gave me great frustration.
Tending to Grace before purchasing it in order to gage whether or not it would be worth my time, and all praised Tending to Grace: She feels strong in the fixing. What does it matter that Cornelia wont talk to anyone and is always stuck in the easiest English class at school, even though shes read more books than anyone else.
I know metaphor and active voice and poetic meter, and I understand that the difference between the right word and the almost right word, as Samuel Clemens said, is the difference between lightning and the lightning bug.
As the story begins, she is in ninth grade.
All they see are the days I miss school, thirty-five one year, twenty-seven the next, forty-two the year after that. I have a thing for scratchy old farm women who are hard on the outside, soft on the inside and full of solutions to life's problems.
Narrator Cornelia, 14, makes a new life with her great-aunt when her mother heads for Las Vegas with "the boyfriend.".
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Please make sure to choose a rating. Tending to Grace is written from the point of view of a high school sophomore whose mother leaves for Vegas with the boyfriend, dropping daughter off with an elderly eccentric aunt in the countryside. Tending to Grace is written from the point of view of a high school sophomore whose mother leaves for Vegas with the boyfriend, dropping daughter off with an elderly eccentric aunt in the countryside/5(4).
Lenore is Cornelia's mother--and Cornelia's fix-up project. What does it matter that Cornelia won't talk to anyone and is always stuck in the easiest English class at school, even though she's read more books than anyone else?
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