by Karen B., February 18, 2008 12:55 PM
If you liked Clementine, by Sara Pennypacker, then Ida B is for you! Ida B is a quirky gal with a perfect life: she's homeschooled by her kind, attentive parents and lives in the country, where she has a very special relationship with the trees and the stream near her house. Then her idyllic life is challenged and changed, and Ida B must figure out how to cope. How she responds is so realistic that you might cry even as you are filled with hope. This is Katherine Hannigan's first novel, and it is so beautifully and insightfully written, with such rich, real characters, that I can hardly wait for her to write another one!