Saturday, June 8, 2013

Odessa Again by Dana Reinhardt

Odessa doesn't want to move.  She really doesn't want to move, what's the matter with where they live now?  No one listens.  Then she finds a secret that the attic holds in the new house...

Wendy Lamb Books sent me a copy of this book for review (thank you).  It has been published, so check with your local bookstore for a copy.

Have you ever said or done something that you wished you could do over?  Odessa had those moments; they made her feel bad.  When she gets angry over how one bad moment turned out, she jumps up on down on the floor of her attic bedroom.  Imagine her surprise when she's returned in time and can have a "do over".  It's magic!  And, at first, she uses it a lot.  Then she realizes it will probably not last forever and she should save it for important things.  The hard part is deciding what is important enough...

Have you ever wished you could do it over and react differently?  If you had the power, would you?  And how would you decide what to change and what to live with?

Why not read this book and see how Odessa handled it.  I'd say it was a mix of good and bad.  And if I had the chance to use that magic, I imagine that would be the average of my results, too.

Happy reading.

1 comment:

Shan said...

Oh wouldn't it be great if we could have do overs?! And as for moving I can so understand this idea...but a secret place...ooh right up my alley!!