Saturday, February 15, 2014

Labor Day

Small town USA, single mom Adele lives an extremely
reclusive life with her son Henry. Labor Day weekend is approaching. The "normal" American families are getting ready for baseball, hot dogs and long days at the beach before the start of the new school year. 13 year old Henry doesn't see himself or his life as normal. In the midst of adolescence Henry deplores his body, athletic abilities and lack of female companionship which he fantasizes about daily. While picking up a few things with his mom at a local Pricemart, a rare outing for her, a stranger strikes up a conversation and Henry and Adele find themselves offering him a ride, which morphs into a place to stay. An unlikely friendship begins between Frank, Adele and Henry. Through this simple, heartfelt story we learn trust, friendship and second chances in life are sometimes found in the most unlikely situations. Being like everybody else is not always the answer. Love and family, happiness and satisfaction are ours to create, they are not always handed out equally. This is a fantastic, easy enjoyable read by Joyce Maynard. I loved every minute of it and cannot wait to see the film when it comes to the theater! Highly recommend!! Labor Day Movie Tie- In Edition: A Novel (P.S.)

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