THE SECRET LIFE OF LINCOLN JONES by Wendelin Van Draanen (Knopf)

In contrast to many books whose characters embrace these with dementia, THE SECRET LIFE OF LINCOLN JONES isn’t a few beloved relative of the primary character who has dementia. Nothing incorrect with that strategy, after all, however generally it will probably make a e-book too unhappy/heavy for some younger (and not-so-young) readers. THE SECRET LIFE OF LINCOLN JONES, alternatively, is laugh-aloud humorous in lots of bits and is far more about household, friendships and coming-of-age. 

It’s SO well-written. Love the language. Love how Lincoln’s quirky observations in regards to the individuals round him are sometimes infused with each humor and compassion.

This may be an awesome e-book for any younger one that has family beginning to expertise dementia, however who doesn’t desire a heavy and doubtlessly miserable story. The main focus is on the characters and story, NOT the problem of dementia, and particularly about Lincoln’s coming-of-age. 

SO many fantastic, shifting moments.

– Like when Lincoln realizes that each particular person at Brookside had his or her personal story, a life earlier than they developed dementia.

– Like when Lincoln realizes how onerous his Mother is working for him, and the challenges that she is dealing with. “Greater than any of the heroes in my tales, greater than some other particular person I’d ever recognized, Ma was courageous. Actually courageous.” Which makes him perceive that he could be courageous, too.

THE SECRET LIFE OF LINCOLN JONES launches at this time, and I extremely advocate it.

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