This companion novel to Raymie Nightingale is shocking, hilarious, heartbreaking, and oh so Louisiana Elefante.
Louisiana Elefante is a 12 year old girl squatting in an abandoned home in Florida with her Granny in 1977. When her Granny wakes her in the middle of the night to leave on a mysterious mission to confront their "family curse," Louisiana thinks this is just another one of Granny's wild ideas.
However, this road trip is about to change Louisiana's life forever.
First there is an empty tank of gas...
then, a systemic mouth infection...
...a boy with a crow, a vending machine full of wonders, a cranky organ player, a kind minister, a pink house that smells like cake...
and, finally, there is a letter.
This is a story of goodbyes, and new hellos. This is a story of identity.
In this troubling yet inspiring adventure, Louisiana learns that her tale is not the one Granny has always told her.
She comes face to face with the truth behind Granny's many elaborate lies.
Ultimately, Louisiana learns that she has the power to write her own narrative and to be the person she chooses to be.
Oh, my goodness.
5 out of 5 stars
Review by Mrs. Sanborn
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