February 23, 2016
Poppy hit a nerve with me from the beginning. I’ve been in situations where frustration was so intense all I wanted to do was scream at the top of my lungs while driving a car. In Poppy’s case, she was not alone and the car crashed through a store’s window.
The book is from the perspective of a young woman (no longer “jail bait” age) who discovers the man who raised her was not her biological father. She experiences anger and humility–anger that she was never told, and humility because of the circumstances of how she and her mother came to live with the man she calls “Poppy.” You experience her emotions, and discover the real truth behind the circumstances.
This is a great book for teens, one they can relate to today with so many families no longer what was considered traditional a generation or two ago. It deals with their super-charged emotions, and also reassurances that they can get through it with the support of the ones who love them.