Friday, December 27, 2013

The Boy on the Porch by Sharon Creech

The Boy on the Porch by Sharon Creech - 151 pages

Marta and John discover a young boy on their porch one morning.  The boy seems to be about six years old.  He came with a note asking them to take care of him until he can be picked back up.  Marta and John quickly grow to love Jacob even though he doesn't talk.  He likes to paint, play music, and the farm animals.  But they always have the question in the back of their minds -- who is the boy?

This was a great book!  Although very quick to read it packed a huge emotional wallop.  I actually found myself crying a couple times throughout the story.  This is a wonderful story of how you create your own family and how sometimes those families must end even though nobody wants them to.

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