Bigger Than A Bread Box
An emotional book of a girl dealing with her parents’ separation. She finds a magical bread box and begins a moral adventure of discovering more about herself, her mom, and people in general. The author was not writing an autobiographical account, but had obviously put quite a bit of thought into the emotions, mental processing, and psychology of the events in the story. In the acknowledgements she acknowledges this fact and admits that she did quite a bit of “dripping” on her keyboard as the typed. The writing style sounded like a real person telling a story. It was told from the perspective of a 12-year-old, and often sounded like she was writing about it after the fact. The writing style mirrored a way of sharing that I hope to put into my own writing about my self or any story about people I ever work on. It was honest and therefore true even though it was not based on true accounts. The Bruce Springsteen references were spot on as well. Definitely an author I would read again.
I would recommend this book to any young child in double digits. I think that the book had a lot of lessons in humanity that are worth the read for any child whether they are struggling with some of the trials of family or not.