For such a little book, this novel really tackles a big topic, and I admire how sensitive and honest Kathy Stinson‘s writing is. Although I have never lived with mentally challenged children or adults, I have worked with some, in group home settings. Reading this book brought back many memories of those children, and I feel the author created very authentic characters. I appreciated David’s honesty in explaining how frustrating it was to live with Ivy at times.
The ending is perfect. It’s just real life. No tidy resolution, and lots to keep thinking about.