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Gone Crazy in Alabama

By Terreece Clarke, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Harrowing tale of Gaither girls' summer in the South.

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In GONE CRAZY IN ALABAMA, Rita Williams-Garcia does a fantastic job of welcoming readers into the intimate life of the Gaither family. The story has great pacing, at times moving languidly like the slow summers of the South, then switching to breakneck speed when the action demands it. The characters are engaging, fun, and frustrating, just like families in real life.

Kids and families alike will love how well Williams-Garcia portrays the intricacies of family dynamics and the human spirit. No one is all bad or all good, and though family members may not react the way readers expect or want, they are loving and supportive in their own way.

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