Moonpie and Ivy (Google eBook)
A girl abandoned by her mother discovers the feeling of family
Pearl's mother, Ruby, just up and left her with Aunt Ivy, who's a complete stranger to Pearl. "Your mama's done gone off the deep end," Ivy says, and Pearl wonders if she'll ever come back - Ruby has always been wild and irresponsible. So Pearl is stuck with Aunt Ivy, and Moonpie, the neighbor boy whose mother doesn't want him, either, and John Dee, Aunt Ivy's Beau. But these three people seem to fit together like a jigsaw puzzle, in a way that Pearl can't comprehend, and she feels left out. As she starts to understand what connects them, and how much she wants to be a part of it, Ruby appears.
With a vividly depicted setting, emotional truth, and a distinctly Southern voice, Barbara O'Connor shows how Pearl develops a whole new notion of what she wants, and what she deserves.
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Review: Moonpie and IvyUser Review - Melissa Stewart - Goodreads
This is a lovely story of life, death, adn learning to live as best we can in an undertain world. Read full review
Review: Moonpie and IvyUser Review - Ashley Blake - Goodreads
This book is really unique. A southern tale set in rural Georgia, it really has no happy ending and no lesson to be learned. It's just about life and how it's hard sometimes and hope can be hard to ... Read full review