by Sharon Creech
I just finished this a couple of weeks ago and have told so many people to read it. I loved it. It won the Newbery in 1995. It is about a girl trying to come to terms with her mom leaving. This is done under the guise of telling her grandparents a long story while they are on a cross country road trip to Lewiston, ID (shout out to Idaho, woohoo!). It's kind of a story in a story, and both are so interesting. I can't tell too much without giving too much away, but I promise reading it will be worth it. I know Cathy has already read it since I already tried to tell her about it. It is a really good book about strength and loss and family. I will be buying it for our family library, for sure.