Monday, July 2, 2012

The Starlite Drive-in by Marjorie Reynolds

5 stars
R- 1.5

An interesting coming-of-age story framed with brief scenes in the "present".  (Present meaning 1993 or so.  I actually used a calculator to figure that out.)

Callie Anne is 12, 13 in October, and lives with her parents at the Starlite Drive-in where her dad is the manager.  Her mother hasn't set foot outside the house in five years.

Love, loss, betrayal, change-- all are encompassed in this novel as young Callie Anne spends the summer learning, loving, and trying to decide whose secrets to keep.  And what lies to tell.

Overall, recommended.

Reader's Choice winner, 1998

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