In my opinion, books are the best accessory.
The Way to Stay in Destiny by Augusta Scattergood – Realistic Fiction, 4th grade and up – Release Date- January 6th, 2015 – Loved this book. I cannot stop thinking about this book which has a young boy picked up by his uncle and moved to a new place completely unknown to him. He is in quite the tough situation. Many readers will identify and understand his challenges. Some students will love the baseball celebrations and connections to a town’s history. When he begins to settle at the house he finds his one link to home, the piano, which is exactly what his Uncle has forbidden him to go near. There are many mysteries revealed, friendships made, and beautiful celebrations as well throughout this book. Loved every minute of this touching story. Highly recommended.
Favorite Quotes: “Right now, you need a steady riverbank to come home to. Destiny and the Rest Easy seem just about right.”
Goodreads Summary: “From the author of the acclaimed GLORY BE, a novel that celebrates baseball, fast piano, and small-town living in the wake of the Vietnam War.
When Theo gets off a bus in Destiny, Florida, he’s left behind the only life he’s ever known. Now he’s got to live with Uncle Raymond, a Vietnam War vet and a loner who wants nothing to do with this long-lost nephew. Thank goodness for Miss Sister Grandersole’s Boarding House and Dance School. The piano that sits in Miss Sister’s dance hall calls to Theo. He can’t wait to play those ivory keys. When Anabel arrives things get even more enticing. This feisty girl, a baseball fanatic, invites Theo on her quest to uncover the town’s connection to old-time ball players rumored to have lived there years before. A mystery, an adventure, and a musical exploration unfold as this town called Destiny lives up to its name.”
About Pull up a chair, it’s a Saturday Book Share: I’ve had many books I review that I just want to feature. Simple and easy, celebrate a new book encounter. So that’s what Saturday Book Share is about for me, celebrating books! Perhaps some days I’ll share the book with a short reading of a portion. Or perhaps other days I’ll just share a glimpse of the book.
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