Friday, March 13
Bloomability by Sharon Creech
My second life began when I was kidnapped by two complete strangers...
That the kidnappers are actually Aunt Sandy and Uncle Max makes no difference to thirteen-year-old Domenica Santolina Doone, better known as Dinnie -she just doesn't want to go. Dinnie's accustomed to change, with her family constantly moving from town to town while her father searches for "opportunity"-- but whne her aunt nad uncle whisk her away to an international school in Switzerland, she's not sure she's ready to face this "opportunity" alone.
All at once she finds herself in a foreign country, surrounded by kids from different cultures speaking all sorts of languages and sharing various beliefs. Home and her first life seem so far away.
But new friendships and the awesome beauty of Switzerland begin to unlock thoughts and dreams within her. Her joys and struggles make up a rich tapestry of experiences che can find nowhere else. Switzerland begins to be more than a temporary home- it becomes a part of Dinnie herself, the self she never knew she could be. Life is full of wonderful "bloomabilities."