When I found out that I won this book from Goodreads, I was thrilled. I had such high hopes for this book and I just couldn’t wait to get my hands on it.
Let me just say:
Crenshaw is a novel by Katherine Applegate, set in modern-day. It’s about a young boy (about eleven years old) and his family who’ve fallen on hard times financially. Crenshaw, a cat, and Jackson’s imaginary friend, comes back into Jackson’s life to help out.
This book honestly is just magical. Absolutely magical. I read this book in three hours and I don’t regret it. AT. ALL. It’s extremely charming and has a great meaning behind it. My favorite thing about this book was really just how it portrayed the child’s view in all of this. It kind of brought back a sense of the child’s innocence and showed how hard it is to be a kid – especially a kid in a situation similar to Jackson’s.
Crenshaw was just a very well written book about being a kid and having to learn how to survive through hard times. It shows how friends always matter and are important. It shows that sometimes it’s best to just be honest with people about what’s wrong. Most importantly, it shows how hard life is and how if you and the people you love stick together, you can always survive.
Nerds, I highly recommend this book to anyone and everyone out there that needs a good book to read. I know, I know, it’s not YA and it may seem like a book for kids, but it’s worth it. Seriously.
If any of you lovely nerds have read this book, definitely leave your thoughts in the comments below. I’m curious as to what you guys think of it.
Happy reading!! xoxoxo