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Serendipity and Me: 05/03/16

Serendipity and Me by Judith L. Roth

Serendipity and Me by Judith L. Roth, told in spare verse accounts a young girl's disappointment over getting sick before the school play, and her desire above all else to keep the white kitten that has stumbled into her life.

Sara lives with her father and both are still mourning the death of her mother the year before. Sara wants two things in life: to own a cat and to play Wendy in Peter Pan. When she gets a horrible flu her chances of playing Wendy slip through her fingers.

Then there's Serendipity, a white who runs into the house one night. All her life, Sara's been told no when she's asked for a cat. She's meanwhile surrounded herself in everything else cat: stuffed animals, posters, jewelry, and so forth. This kitten is her chance to have a cat and prove to her father that she is responsible enough to do it.

The arguments Sara and her dad have over Serendipity shed light on the events that led up to the mom's death. It's an emotional book but well worth the ups and downs.

Four stars

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