Saturday, April 21, 2018
The Key to Everything
So darn sad. The book starts with Tash angry at her uncle and her neighbor who watches over her. She has to go to camp while her uncle is in New Zealand and she takes her anger out on the neighbor, Cap'n Jackie. Through a series of letters from camp everything seems resolved and forgiven but Cap'n Jackie is gone when Tash gets back. She fell, broke her hip, and is in rehab refusing to talk to anyone. Tash and her uncle go visit several times, and while there are a few instances where everything seems forgive, there isn't much communication and then Cap'n Jackie dies. In between it all there is a mysterious key, Cap'n Jackie's imaginary dragon, and memories.
It just wasn't enough. Maybe if we had seen their relationship more before the going away to camp, etc but that was all through memories. Didn't work for me.