Welcome back to Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers! It is day one of year two-in-progress (that's the first day in my second year of blogging...just in case that was as clear as mud there...) here and today's post belongs to an idea created by a fellow awesome blogger wanting to shine the spotlight on a YA book aiming to bring awareness to a people's plight. (Wow, I am SO writing run-on sentences today...) She came up with this 'informal' tour as a way to connect readers and bloggers to a cause and author she saw worthy of recognition, without actually having it officially sponsored or ruled by the powers that be. KUDOS to you! (Who is the "you"? I'm getting there, hang on....)
The person/site behind this tour is none other than Amy of the My Friend Amy blog! Perhaps you've heard of her? If not, I certainly suggest checking out her site when you get a chance (you know, right after reading this post might be good...no time like the present). As for the focus of today's post, let's get on with the show. Today's book of choice is....
The Heart is Not a Size
Life is full of secrets. If you are one of the lucky few to harbor less than others, KUDOS to you! Often times though, the secrets we keep not only affect us but those we hold dear. It's a fine line between knowing when to speak out and knowing when to hold your tongue...but sometimes, that fine line becomes crystal clear and it MUST be crossed.
In an effort to distract and refocus the situation, Georgia happens upon a once-in-a-lifetime experience. A posting on the bulletin board of the local Acme (that's a grocery store....we had one where I use to live up North) seems to hold the key to their summer time plans. Part adventure, part learning experience, a trip to Anapra in Juarez, Mexico to help with a good will project seems to be just what the doctor ordered. The only trouble is....problems like these don't just go away with a change in location. They need to be addressed head on and whether they like it or not, it's about to reach the point of no return for one of them....
The title of the story is eloquently explained within the final chapters of the book, much like another work by this particular author (House of Dance). In essence, it expresses something we see everyday but can't find the words for. The bond of the heart whether it be in love, friendship, or acquaintance, is not determined by our size or stature. People of all shapes and sizes, all walks of life can be and will be friends regardless of what they look like when they are together. It simply doesn't matter...they've found a deeper connection than one of outward appearances.