Perrot’s Young Young Critics’ Club (Y2C2) has declared that its favorite book of 2008/2009 is….
by Yeardley Smith
When her favorite cat, Mud, dies, Lorelei starts a journal to him, chronicling her daily life as a sixth grader so that he can continue to follow her rise to fame and fortune as a beloved actress, celebrated chef, and/or bestselling author. She figures it’s also a good way to make sure her future biographers don’t get anything wrong about her. But when her parents’ marriage starts to unravel, Lorelei’s lighthearted daily log becomes a poignant and defiantly humorous account of a family in distress, as Lorelei grapples with the ground shifting under her feet.
See the rest of Y2C2’s favorites here (click on the link on the Favorites Books of 2008-2009 link on the left), and learn more about the club while you’re at it!