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Secret Letters From 0 To 10: 12/10/11

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Secret Letters From 0 to 10 (Lettres d'amour de 0 à 10) by Susie Morgenstern is one of those special gems that was waiting for me in my wishlist. It had been there so long, I couldn't remember the how or why behind it, but I'm delighted it was there.

Ernest Morlaisse lives a humdrum life with his very elderly grandmother. His mother is dead and his father has run off. He can tell the time of day just by what he's doing.

That is until Victoria is the new student in class. She is his polar opposite, the only sister with thirteen brothers. Her life is noisy, chaotic and crowded. She is both off putting and fascinating. She's also Ernest's only true friend at school.

Ernest and Victoria are good for each other. And both are good for Ernest's elderly grandmother. There's a slow but magical transformation to her that is the crux of the story.

I loved the book so much that I insisted my husband read it before I returned it to the library. He loved it too.

Five stars.

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Comment #1: Sunday, December, 11, 2011 at 22:29:14


Here we are. :-)
Thanks for this review (and untangling the link.)
Secret Letters sounds intriguing so I may check it out.

Comment #2: Monday, December 19, 2011 at 22:44:22


It's a great book. Sorry about messing up the link the first time. I really shouldn't blog when I have a migraine.

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