Not my type of reader, but pretty exceptional. I sortof skipped through a few parts that didn't interest me, and maybe I should read it again, since i HAVE the book, but probably won't get to it. Good book, otherwise!
This book was very, very good. It was short and simple, but the words were very deep and touching. They really make you think about your life, your family, and who you really love.
Its about 14 year old Marley. She's a young black girl living in the town of Heaven, OH, the perfect place to live. Her life is good. She has hard working and loving parents, and a brother who she gets along with well. She has her best friends Shoogy and Bobby. And she has a large part of her heart for Bobby's baby, Feather. But then things change when her parents tell her a secret they've been hiding forever. They aren't her real parents. Marley's real mother died and her real father, who she thinks is her Uncle Jack, is gone because of heartbreak.
She has always gotten letters from Jack ever since she was born. But now she feels betrayed, like she's alone, and not a part of the family. She always remembers the memories from her childhood and she tries to figure out who she really is in life. But everyday, Marley learns to accept this change and that it really won't change anything at all. As long as she's with the people she loves the most and have cared and been there for her like the family she has always had, in the beautiful town of Heaven, things will be alright. This book keeps you hooked.