It’s not often that my mother sends me book recommendations. But on Wednesday, we had the following conversation:
Mom: Two books you might really want to read. Especially Ghost Boy. Drawn Together and Ghost Boy.
Me: Is the first one by Jewell Parker Rhodes and has a red cover?
Me: Got that one. I considered using it for my dissertation but it’s MG where everything else is YA and it has magical realism.
Me: I checked the other one out from whichever library I’m logged into.
Me: I love Dan Santat’s artwork
Mom: I tried. I should have known act you have read these.
Now, to be fair, I’d only read Ghost Boys. Her other recommendation, Drawn Together I’ve since read a few times, if that tells you anything about how I feel about it. A brief overview of the story is included in the Sticky Note Review below.