Monday, September 18, 2006
P.S. Longer Letter Later, by Paula Danziger and Ann M. Martin
Tara*Starr and Elizabeth are about as different as two seventh grade girls can be, but their strong friendship (and candid letter writing) carries them through their first year apart after Tara*Starr moves to Ohio. Tara's family rebuilds itself, while Elizabeth's unravels, and both find their way across the threshold of young adulthood in very different ways. A successful and engaging use of the epistolary format, successful perhaps in part because the two voices were penned by two authors, and thus remained distinct and in dialogue. Recommended.