Kate Klise has a well-deserved reputation as an author of good, young adult literature that also appeals to adult readers. With her sly sense of humor and unique voice, she handles heavy subjects with a light touch that lifts the reader. Her latest book, Grounded, opens with our heroine, Daralyn "Dolly" Oakland, stating very matter-of-factly, "I'm alive today because I was grounded." Her father, a pilot, has taken her brother and sister on a trip, but she went fishing without permission and was not allowed to go on the trip. When the engine fails and the plane falls from the sky, Daralyn has to find a way to shake her mother out of her angry grief and start living again. When Mom's new job as hair stylist at the funeral home is threatened by the opening of a crematorium, Dolly comes up with the idea to put the 'fun' in funeral with Living Funerals that let the non-deceased attend their own funeral and hear all the nice things people have to say about them while they are still around to say, "Thank you." In her most touching novel to date, Klise weaves humor, heartbreak & healing into a satisfying life-affirming story.
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ISBN: 9780312570392
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Published: Feiwel & Friends - November 9th, 2010