Sunday, August 16, 2009

Chasing Windmills.

Hyde, Catherine Ryan Chasing Windmills.
Vintage see Random 2008 262p 13.95 978-0-307-27938-5 jr/sr

It's a love story, full of plot twists and turns and based loosely on West Side Story. Two strangers lock eyes on a New York city subway, and immediately know that they will become important to each other. In chapters narrated alternately by each of them, we learn their individual stories of heartache and pain, and watch their earnest efforts to change that reality into something better. Every word is pitch-perfect, and every character is uniquely and exquisitely drawn by this sensitive, gifted author. Grades 8 and up. C.Kennedy

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