Thursday, July 11, 2013

Mrs. Pochoda’s Visitation Street is an instant classic that will have you devouring this book in a matter of a few hours!

June and Val are best friends. They are practically inseparable. June however is boy crazy. June wants to do something fun and Val suggests they take her raft and float in the river. June and Val go rafting but something happens and Val is washed ashore. One of Val’s teacher’s Jonathan finds Val and takes her to Fabi’s store. The police are called. They go searching for June but neither she nor the raft are located.




Jonathan starts a friendship with Val. Fabi seizes the moment to make his store popular with June’s disappearance. Lastly there is a boy named Cree who is trying to get out of town and make a better life for himself and his mother but with the disappearance of June, he finds himself a suspect.



Wow, this book is a must, must read. It is not to be missed. If you do not read Visitation Street than you will be one of the uncool people. Mrs. Pochoda’s Visitation Street is an instant classic that will have you devouring this book in a matter of a few hours! From the very beginning I was hooked but I did not know just how much until the story really started after Val was found washed up on shore and June is considered missing. From this point on it was all about the characters, the environment and the story. Without the great diverse characters than the story would not have been half as good.



The reason I mention the environment or location is because it also played an important part in this book. It was like I could see everything from Fadi’s store to the bar that Jonathan hung out at to the river where June and Val floated on with the raft. The multiple voices from the characters and their points of view allowed me to step into that person’s shoes. I can not wait to read the next book from this author

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