Thursday, November 19, 2015
Jackson wants Crenshaw to leave. Crenshaw insists he will leave when Jackson doesn't need him anymore. The last time Crenshaw showed up was when Jackson's family lost their house, and they had to live in the minivan for a few months. That can't be happening again.
Surely they will find a way to stay in their apartment. Jackson likes his neighborhood, his school, and his best friend Marisol, but sometimes life just doesn't work out the way you want it to even when you are doing the best you can.
Katherine Applegate's newest book is a bittersweet story about childhood, friendship, and the painful reality of poverty and homelessness. Highly recommended!