Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Wishin' and Hopin' by Wally Lamb
I almost didn't read this because...Wally Lamb...meh! So glad I did.
It's 1964 and ten-year-old Felix is sure of a few things: the birds and the bees are puzzling, television is magical, and this is one Christmas he'll never forget.
LBJ and Lady Bird are in the White House, Meet the Beatles is on everyone's turntable, and Felix Funicello (distant cousin of the iconic Annette!) is doing his best to navigate fifth grade—easier said than done when scary movies still give you nightmares and you bear a striking resemblance to a certain adorable cartoon boy.
Great quick Christmas story!
4 stars (Rated PG-13 brief prepubescent-teen-boy talk)