Tuesday, August 03, 2004
Macaroni Boy by Katherine Ayres
It is 1933, and the Great Depression has taken its toll on Amerians everywhere. A young boy named Mike Costa is growing up in the Strip. In fact, his father and uncles own the Costa Brothers: Fine Foods warehouse. When Mike's grandpa starts getting sick, Mike and his best friend, Joseph Ryan, try to figure out what is making Grandpa feel so bad.
MACARONI BOY is one of my favorite stories. One part I like about this story is Mike and Joseph's friendship. They would do almost anything for each other. Another thing I like is the mood. Even though times are rough, everyone tries to make the best of it. I also like how the story is set in Pittsburgh. I give MACARONI BOY a double-thumbs-up! Bruce H.