Thursday, February 3, 2011

Everything Is Fine by Ann Dee Ellis

Here's a link to the author's website, Ms. Ann Dee Ellis.  Here's a bit about the book from it's goodreads page: Stuck at home caring for her severely depressed mother and abandoned by her father, Mazzy has only the day-to-day dramas of her neighborhood to keep her busy. But between flirting with the boy next door and worrying about the fact that she's flat-chested, Mazzy has to face the fact that her mom is emotionally paralyzed by a family tragedy. As readers delve into the story, they'll eventually discover what it was that tore Mazzy's family apart, and they'll see what it takes to put it back together.

My Take

Mazzy is quite the colorful character.  She is doing her best to care for her mother who is in the throes of severe depression.  I love the fact that we aren't slammed with the tragedy that plagues this family right in the beginning.  We meet the various characters through Mazzy. 

The devastating effects that tragedy can have on the family is evident within the pages of Everything Is Fine.  Mazzy is doing her best to convince everyone around her and even herself that everything is indeed fine.  This is another lovely book of verse.  I loved that Mazzy started using art as an outlet for her feelings as well.  I'm giving this one 3 1/2 sweet kisses!

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like Mazzy is a character I will really love! :)


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