Publisher: Random House
My rating: 3 stars
Leigh sells graves. Her father bought a cemetery and has put her to work in the office, though she's only fourteen. With a sister who defied death, moving, and dealing with grieving families, Leigh is disconnected from the rest of the world, making it difficult to make friends. Then she meets Elanor and Dario and she starts wanting to move on.
This book was surprising. It has dark humor that really brings some light (ironically) to the stories of death of heartache. Throughout the year of the story, Leigh really grows and changes and learns that she doesn't have to carry her entire family on her shoulders. It's a story about death, friendship, family, and how the simplest of things can confuse what they are.
Longo's family actually did own a cemetery and she had worked there on occasion, so the information given about working in a cemetery is probably pretty accurate. And it was interesting to learn about, actually.
There isn't any sex and the language was mild.
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