Tuesday, August 03, 2004

Lily's Crossing by Patricia Reilly Giff

This book, LILY'S CROSSING, was about a girl named Lily Mollahan. Every year Lily went to Rockaway by the Atlantic Ocean to spend her summer. This year at Rockaway, her best friend, Margaret, and her family have moved to a wartime factory town to live, and Lily's father has gone overseas to fight in the World War II. Then, Lily met a boy named Albert who was a refugee from Hungary. They meet, and they rescued a kitten someone has abandoned in harbor. After that, they became great friends. Lily told him she had lost her mother and was staying with her grandmother, and Albert said both his parents got killed for writing newspapers about how much they hated the Nazis and Hitler. Also, Albert's sister, Ruth, is sick in a hospital in France. At the end of the story, Lily's father comes home and Albert is back with his sister. Lisa D.

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