What I Came to Tell You
By Tommy Hays
Grover Johnston has had a lot to deal with since his mother died. There is his relationship with his father, who has chosen to deal with his grief by working. There is his younger sister to take care of. There is his increasing need to be left alone. There are new neighbors across the street – one of whom is a girl in his class. Then there is his survivor’s guilt.
The one thing that brings him some peace are weavings he makes out of natural materials in the empty property next door. When that release is threatened, Grover gets some help from some unlikely places.
Good story. Interesting information about Thomas Wolfe, a writer. Grover is named for a character in one of his novels.
Good for fourth grade girls and up; boys might find it a little slow beginning, but I think they will grow to like it, if they give it a chance.