Half on Tuesdays
Amy E. Whitman
5 South First Street, Richmond, VA 23219
9781947860711, $16.95, PB, 274pp, www.amazon.com
Synopsis: At first, Summer doesn't want to use the journal her mother gave her for her birthday. But soon she realizes that boyfriend issues, girl drama, and school worries can be worked through by writing them down. When Summer's mom is diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's, the journal becomes Summer's loyal confidant and trusted advisor. Pouring her heart into her cherished gift as her world falls apart around her, perhaps Summer will find a new way to connect with the mother she loves so much.
Critique: Written in the literary form of diary journaling, "Half on Tuesdays" impressively...