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  • ISBN 0897335112
  • ISBN13 978-0897335119
  • Language English
  • Author Bonnie Shimko SHIMKO
  • Publisher Academy Chicago Publishers; First Edition edition (August 30, 2005)
  • Pages 227
  • Formats lrf mbr rtf lit
  • Category LGBT
  • Subcategory Literature and Fiction
  • Size ePub 1502 kb
  • Size Fb2 1946 kb
  • Rating: 4.8
  • Votes: 981


Bonnie Shimko's debut novel, Letters in the Attic, takes place in the 1960's and begins when twelve-year-old Lizzie McMann's sleazebag father, Manny, announces that he would like a divorce

Bonnie Shimko's debut novel, Letters in the Attic, takes place in the 1960's and begins when twelve-year-old Lizzie McMann's sleazebag father, Manny, announces that he would like a divorce. She and her unstable mother, Veronica, leave Arizona for upstate New York to live with her grandparents. In New York, Lizzie finds letters that indicate that Manny was not her father.

Letters in the Attic - Bonnie Shimko. No part of this book may be reproduced in any form without the express written permission of the publisher. Letters in the Attic. Published in 2002 by. Academy Chicago Publishers. 363 West Erie Street. Chicago, Illinois 60610. Letters in the attic, Bonnie Shimko. p. cm. ISBN 0-89733-511-2.

Props to Bonnie Shimko for a fantastic read. Shimko's Letters in the Attic was a very good young adult read. The plot focuses very much on the constant changes and growing relationships in Elizabeth McMann's life as she moves from Arizona to upstate NY with her mother. From meeting her best friend Eva Singer, realizing that something is just a little different about herself when it comes to her sexual orientation, helping her mother readjust to life in her childhood home, Elizabeth's life has changed eventually for the better. The book is Shimko's Letters in the Attic was a very good young adult read.

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I've read Bonnie Shimko's book, Letters in the Attic, several times now and with each reading experience Lizzy brings me to tears. The love of a daughter for her, yet to mature, mother touches all the vital emotions of life. Grandparents dancing at their daughter's wedding as Lizzy watches, fills the heart with joy, hope and swells of tears.

Bonnie Shimko is a former teacher and the author of several novels, including The Private Thoughts of Amelia E. Rye, a 2011 ALA Best Book for Young Adults and Letters in the Attic, winner of the Lambda Literary Award. She lives in Plattsburgh, New York. Библиографические данные.

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Letters in the Attic is a gem! While coming to terms with her own budding sexuality, Lizzy poignantly and fiercely navigates the unsteady waters . Emily Saliers of the Indigo Girls ""What a storyteller Bonnie Shimko is. I love it!""

Letters in the Attic is a gem! While coming to terms with her own budding sexuality, Lizzy poignantly and fiercely navigates the unsteady waters of her Mother's complex pursuit of love. I couldn't put the book down and cheered her on the whole way. Letters is a biting and compassionate look at the vulnerabilty of coming of age and the triumph of coming into own's ow. "- Emily Saliers of the Indigo Girls ""What a storyteller Bonnie Shimko is. I love it!"" - Betty Degeneres.

Bonnie Shimko’s debut novel, Letters in the Attic, takes place in the 1960’s and begins when twelve-year-old Lizzie McMann’s sleazebag father, Manny, announces that he would like a divorce

Bonnie Shimko’s debut novel, Letters in the Attic, takes place in the 1960’s and begins when twelve-year-old Lizzie McMann’s sleazebag father, Manny, announces that he would like a divorce. But the core of the story comes from the new relationships of both mother and daughter. Veronica begins to date Mr. Stephens, a nice man. Lizzie meets Eva Singer, a Jewish girl, who is dyslexic, smokes, and looks like Natalie.

Talk about Letters In The Attic


AnnyMars
A very strong and emotional story of a young girl who's life has been thrown around a lot. She's been raised by a single mother who isn't very strong herself and needs taken care of by her daughter more than doing the caring. Some very witty conversations take place in Victoria's mind as her life is pulled one way and then another. She meets a young girl a year or so older and starts to have feelings for her which complicates things even more. When things look their lowest, well you know! A very interesting book which should be read by any parent who has a preteen girl and maybe by teens themselves to understand what all the things they are feeling are really all right!
invasion
Liked the characters, very well written. Storyline was easy to follow. Narration by the character of Elizabeth was well done. Definitely worth reading!
Vuzahn
This was a lovely coming of age story! Great fun and quirky characters and a warm tale about family, secrets and love.
Maveri
Five stars ... my new favourite author. Second book I've read by her. Makes you laugh out loud and cry. Great story by a great author.
Cha
I found this book to be very well written. I like the style of writing by this author. I highly recommend this book.
Little Devil
Bonnie Shimko's debut novel, Letters in the Attic, takes place in the 1960's and begins when twelve-year-old Lizzie McMann's sleazebag father, Manny, announces that he would like a divorce. She and her unstable mother, Veronica, leave Arizona for upstate New York to live with her grandparents. In New York, Lizzie finds letters that indicate that Manny was not her father. But the core of the story comes from the new relationships of both mother and daughter. Veronica begins to date Mr. Stephens, a nice man. Lizzie meets Eva Singer, a Jewish girl, who is dyslexic, smokes, and looks like Natalie Wood. Lizzie is immediately attracted to Eva. With humor and tenderness, the novel portrays Lizzie's confusion and pain about her budding sexuality as well as her mother's often erratic behavior. Judaism does not seriously impact the dramatic turns of this novel. Although Eva is Jewish, religion and spirituality are not central to the novel's themes. The novel's strength is its protagonist. Lizzie is charming and inquisitive. She sometimes seems more mature and observant than the usual twelve year old and sometimes the abundant descriptions slow down the pace of the narrative. In general, however, the novel is emotionally driven and offers enough surprises to keep the reader interested. Ages 12 and up. Reviewed by Sara Aronson
Mmsa
Lizzy McMann is a 12-year-old who has to deal with seeing her father be a jerk to her mother and her mother constantly standing up for him. When Manny leaves Lizzy's mother to "marry the love of his life," she and her mother move back to New York.

Lizzy has to learn to deal with her mixed-up pre-teenager feelings. She isn't sure why growing up has to be so hard. She falls for another girl, something not even accepted in the 1960s. But it happens. She has to suppress her feelings-never to expose them. Lizzy must watch her friend, who is a couple of years older, deal with her dyslexia and her attempt to take her life because she feels so stupid. Add to the batch that friend Eva knows of Lizzy's secret and you have a real coming-of- age story.

This is a wonderfully written story that will have you cheering and crying for Lizzy all the way to the end. Definitely a tear jerker at just the right places. This is by the same author as Kat's Promise, which I reviewed previously. Another well-written story of a 12-year-old who comes into her own through the events that change her life.

Armchair Interviews says: Definitely recommendable reading.
I really enjoyed reading LETTERS IN THE ATTIC, set in the early sixties.

Lizzy, the heroine, lives with her mom and dad in a Phoenix hotel. Her father comes in, a real sleezeball, and with his new girlfriend in tow, proceeds to tell her mother that he is divorcing her. He even has the gall to ask Vonnie, her mother, to apologize to his girlfriend because she isn't being nice.

Well, with no place to go home to, they head to upstate New York to Vonnie's parents' house. Lizzy meets her grandparents for the first time. Her grandfather is great, but her grandmother is verbally abusive.

There, Lizzy learns a lot about her mother's past through letters that are in the attic. She examines her sexuality and helps her mother to become the person that she is meant to be.

While reading this book I laughed, cried, and was hopeful for the characters. I really liked Lizzy and her family.

Reviewed by: Marta Morrison