Welcome to the blog tour for Imperfect Spiral!
Below you will find the book's info, a summary, my personal review, and a CONTEST to win your own ARC of Imperfect Spiral to read for yourself!
Publication Date: July 16, 2013
Publisher: Walker Childrens
Keywords: summer, grief, healing
Format Read: ARC from publisher for blog tour in exchange for honest review (thank you!)
And let me just say, what an interesting kid. He was one of those children that was totally believable as a child, but at the same time, he posed interesting questions to Danielle and always wanted to learn more and grow (all while running around an imaginary place called Thrumble-Boo). He helped her make realizations about her own life and growing up even though he was only 5.
Not only does Levy write a story about grief, she also weaves it in with the "life around you goes on" sort of theme. While Danielle just wants someone to ask her about the darling child she knew, the town is in an outrage because the driver was an illegal alien. So now, on top of grieving, Danielle is receiving phone calls and is asked to be interviewed on her opinions on illegal immigrants, and whether or not she thinks it would have saved Humphrey's life if the town had done anything about it. She handles the situation well, trying to avoid the nosy townsfolk as best she can.
It was a pretty predictable book, but not in a bad way. I knew Danielle was eventually going to come to some sort of terms with her grief and with Humphrey's memory, but I wasn't sure how. This was a genuinely lovely book about sadness and moving on. And the cover art goes so perfectly with the story, I truly love it.
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