Blue Like Friday by Siobhan Parkinson

Blue Like FridayHow much can you expect from another person? Is there a limit? How big a favor can you ask of, say, your closest friend?

Olivia and Hal, two Irish kids, are “best mates.” They’re both “over the top” and “a little bit monstrous.” But when Hal tells Olivia that he wants to figure out a way to drive his mother’s boyfriend, Alec, out of the house — forever — Olivia isn’t sure she should follow her friend down this particularly monstrous path, especially when it’s Hal’s mother who disappears instead. Suddenly, Olivia is forced to look at Hal in a new way, and to consider the sorrow and pain that has made him the funny, fascinating — eccentric — boy that he is.

1 Comment

  1. Count Spookula said,

    May 28, 2008 at 12:35 am

    This sounds like that movie The Parent Trap. Isn’t that the same story? Except that was funny and this book sounds like it’s serious.

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