Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Book Review: The Starlite Drive-In by Marjorie Reynolds

This is one of my favorite books of all time. I first borrowed it from the library in 1997 and loved it so much, I purchased a copy from Amazon Marketplace Used Books. The copy of the book I received is autographed, so it makes it even more special.

Reminiscent of "To Kill A Mockingbird", "The Starlite Drive-In" is a tale about twelve year old Callie Ann, whose father owns The Starlite Drive-In. Her story takes place in the summer of 1956.

Years later, the grounds where the drive-in had been were being prepared for new construction. Workers had come across human bones. Now forty-nine years old, Callie Ann immediately remembers the Summer of 1956. That was the summer of the visit from Charlie Memphis. Callie Ann's father hired him to do odd jobs at the drive-in. Charlie Memphis tackled many chores while he was there that summer...including curing Callie Ann's mother of Agoraphobia. The rest of the story is.....well, I don't want to spoil it....you will have to read it for yourself!

In this wonderful coming-of-age story, Marjorie Reynolds draws you in and keeps you guessing until the very end.

The Berkley Publishing Group/A Division of Penguin Putnam Inc.
ISBN: 0-425-17264-3
*One of ALA's Top Ten Best Books for Young Adults
Five Stars

2 comments:

Mary K. from L.A. said...

Sounds like something I'd enjoy too!

Missy said...

These are my favorite types of stories. I also love memoirs....

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