Another review of a fantastic read. Perfect for the start of summer…
The cover of See You at Harry’s by Jo Knowles features a just-eaten hot fudge sundae glass with two spoons inside. See You at Harry’s left me feeling the simple satisfaction of just having read a perfectly sweet and intimate novel of empathy and love.
Our narrator is 12 year-old Fern, but like all children this age she is more complicated than you would think. She is named, yes, for the character in Charlotte’s Web and she lets us know who all of her siblings are also named after famous literary characters (Sara, Holden and Charlie). Her mother explains her name:
“Because Fern cares, ” she said. “From the moment you were born, I could tell you had a special soul. I knew you’d be a good friend. A hero.”
Did you feel that tug on your heartstrings? Yes, this is the special magic that is held in this novel.
We go on…
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