Corners is a book about Davy. Davy is telling his son Will about the summer of 1969 when he was 10. Throughout the book Davy flashes back to tell his story. That was the summer that Davy had been kicked out of the public pool because he had almost drowned in the deep end. Davy is saved by Ellis, a 13-year-old girl who spends a lot of time at her Grandma Hannah’s house because she doesn’t get along with her mom. Davy and Ellis become good friends. Ellis likes to build “corners,” which are little spaces where she can be alone to do her drawing. She lets Davy help her and join her in her corners. As Davy is telling his stories, Will thinks that it is crazy that a boy and girl could be friends.
This was an encouraging story because it shows that no matter how different people are, they can still be friends. Ellis never judges Davy–she was always nice to him even though he was younger than her and a boy. It was interesting because you got to see how Davy was as a kid and how he is as an adult father. This was an excellent read that was fun and happy.
|Page Count||136 pages|
|Publisher||Dancing Lemur Press|
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