Umbrella Summer

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10+
ISBN
9780061431876
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Unmistakable!
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5.0
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Reader reviewed by GirlwiththeBraids


The summer after her brother died from a rare accident, Annie Richards is overprotective and far too careful in everything she does. She wears a helmet when she is walking down the street, uses all of her allowance on Band-Aids, and isnt herself anymore. What if she got a scratch and it became infected? What if she got gangrene? Anything and everything can bring a sickness, deformity, or future medical problem. When an old lady moves into the house across the street, Annie realizes that maybe, metaphorically, she could shut her umbrella just a smidgen.


Told with sincerity and clever similes, Umbrella Summer is the best book Ive read that shows the aftermath of the death of a loved one in the most truthful way. One of the reasons this book was brought to my attention was the cover. Its vibrant and, I have to say, fits with the book well. The storyline was fast-paced and only told through two weeks. Annie is a spunky, refreshing character and all of them are so realistic. The writing was unmistakable and the authors talent was put to good use. I thoroughly enjoyed all this book has to offer! Its adorable, memorable, and teaches more than one great lesson.


Contains:
 
Things that might scare younger readers
*different diseases
*mention of maybe-amputations

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