Don't Think Twice

Description

283 pages
$13.95
ISBN 1-895449-67-7
DDC C813'.54

Publisher

Year

1997

Contributor

Brenda Baltensperger is a playwright, a director of children’s
theatre, an editor of children’s fiction, and the author of Fractured
Fairy-tales.

Review

Jan Carlson was a typical 1960s teenager who protested the war in
Vietnam, grieved over the assassinations of John F. Kennedy and Martin
Luther King, grooved to the Beatles, was torn between two loves, and was
at odds with herself and her mother. Now, in the 1990s, she is a mother
at odds with her daughter, Lisa, who has run away from home. Looking for
answers in her heartbreaking searches for her missing daughter, Jan
reaches back into her past and e-mails her life story to Lisa through a
friend, hoping that somewhere, somehow, Lisa will read it, understand,
and come home.

This sensitive and moving novel is superbly written, and an excellent
choice for any young reader at this precarious time of life. Highly
recommended.

Citation

Lohans, Alison., “Don't Think Twice,” Canadian Book Review Annual Online, accessed April 18, 2024, https://cbra.library.utoronto.ca/items/show/18900.