It must take courage to fly, to trust the wind to hold you as it lifts you away from all you've ever known. To know inside you're heading where you're meant to go- even if you have never been there before" Lucy makes these comments about the baby loon, leaving the lake for the first time, but it is also about Grandma Lilah, and her decent into dementia and her life decline. Having the spiritual bravery to trust in God to carry you off to the next place. Very touching and moving.
A moving new middle-grade novel from the Newbery Honor author of RULES.
When Lucy's family moves to an old house on a lake, Lucy tries to see her new home through her camera's lens, as her father has taught her -- he's a famous photographer, away on a shoot. Will her photos ever meet his high standards? When she discovers that he's judging a photo contest, Lucy decides to enter anonymously. She wants to find out if her eye for photography is really special -- or only good enough.
As she seeks out subjects for her photos, Lucy gets to know Nate, the boy next door. But slowly the camera reveals what Nate doesn't want to see: his grandmother's memory is slipping away, and with it much of what he cherishes about his summers on the lake. This summer, Nate will learn about the power of art to show truth. And Lucy will learn how beauty can change lives . . . including her own.
(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:24:53 -0400)
Lucy, with her mother and her photographer father, has just moved to a small rural community in New Hampshire, and with her new friend Nate she plans to spend the summer taking photos for a contest, but pictures sometimes reveal more than people are willing to see.… (more)