Friday, June 25, 2010

God is in the Pancakes by Robin Epstein

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With all the snappy dialogue and attitude of the movie Juno, this is an incredibly engaging, thought-provoking YA debut.

No one is more surprised than fifteen year old Grace Manning herself that she likes her job in the local nursing home.  But that has everything to do with her relationship with one of the residents, Mr. Sands, an ex-Marine with Lou Gehrig's disease.  He keeps up with Grace's witty banter, teachers her to play poker, allows her to give him a Mohawk, acts as a father figure... and one day, cheerfully asks her to help him die.

Grace tries to avoid the wrenching decision, first by praying for a miracle, and then by stuffing herself with pancakes.  Soon she's running away from all feelings, including the new ones she has for her best friend, Eric, who suddenly seems to have a lot of female admirers.  But Mr. Sands continues to get worse, and Grace knows this decision is too important to ignore...

Was out in May from Dial.


God is in the Pancakes
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Jamie said...

Jamie, LA

This had me at Juno!

Anonymous said...

Hi, I believe I filled out your form but have not yet participated in a tour on this site. If I haven't, let me know and I'll be happy to do so, but don't want to submit it twice.

I would love to participate in this tour because I've been dying to read this book; however, I just got a job in NY and will be moving from CA in the next two or three weeks. I should have an address to give you in plenty of time to be part of the tour, so if it is possible to include me, I'd appreciate it. If that is too complicated and you would prefer I not sign up, I totally understand.

CA before mid-July, then NY

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Crystal said...

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Katelyn said...

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J. Hernandez said...

Okay, linked my review . . . now I just need to mail it, which I am going to do today.