Tuesday, May 15, 2012


In a perfect world, ten-year old Cass and her mother would spend their summers driving all across the country, helping those in need. But unfortunately, in the world we live in, there is no such thing as perfection. 

Cass thought the summer of her eleventh birthday would be different; her mother would finally be home, and her family would spend the nights playing Scrabble, hearing tales of what lay beyond the borders of small-town Olyn, Alabama. But when things take a turn for the worst, and Cass is stuck with her dead-beat dad for the entire summer, she learns that maybe the things we love most are the things that also bring us the most sorrow. 

Through the eyes of an innocent ten-year-old girl, the author shows us how even when faced with immense sadness, a little magic can go a long way. I would recommend Sway to anyone who believes in the un-believable, because sometimes that’s what it takes to truly understand a good book. 

Sam, 13

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