Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Here Lies the Librarian by Richard Peck
Everything changed for PeeWee when the tornado came through town. Four college students who came to see the damage end up sharing the job of town librarian. Two of them in particular have a profound effect on PeeWee and her brother Jake. They help PeeWee admit to the world that she is actually a girl and help Jake to compete in the county fair's automobile race.
The only other books by Richard Peck I have read are the Blossom Culp series from the 1980s. This book is completely different from what I thought it would be. The writing was much better in this book. And as this book is a historical fiction it doesn't get the dated feel that the other series has. I enjoyed the dynamic between the librarians, PeeWee and Jake. I also even enjoyed all the car description that was included in the book. A great book for all to read!