- Three feet
- Holding on
- Out of Place
- Beyond Reach
- At the Crossroads
Lucy takes amazing photos - creative and moving. While she explores her new environment and neighbours she realizes, perhaps before the family will admit this themselves, that Nate's grandmother Lilah is loosing her memory. One photo especially captures Lilah's bewilderment but Nate becomes angry and Lucy is not sure what to do.
When an Australian child reads this book they should probably read about Loons and hear the amazing sounds they make. I have been fascinated by these special birds ever since I heard about them when I lived in Canada. I did enjoy Half a Chance. It is an easy book to read but with a strong sense of place and even though you may predict the ending, it is still completely heartwarming. Here is a detailed review of Half a Chance.
As deceptively quiet in tone as its New Hampshire lakeside setting, this affecting book affirms the power of art as it tackles profound issues of loss, memory, aging, belonging and the inevitability of change.
You might also enjoy Millie and the Night Heron by Catherine Bateson or Return to Gone-away by Elizabeth Enright.