August 18, 2006
Mandy - by Julie Andrews Edwards
Mandy, written by acress Julie Andrews Edwards (think The Sound of Music), is an incredibly sweet, touching, well-written book. You may be surprised that this male teacher was in tears at one point during my reading! Mandy is a young girl at an English orphanage, longing for something, some place she can call her own. When she discovers an abandoned cottage nearby, she begins the adventure that leads her to lose almost everything, and to then find something altogether different, and even better. Girls will love this, but it's not a girls-only book. Read this if you like nice, sweet stories with a slightly mischievous twist.