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Where The Heart Is by Billie Letts

Hola, chicas! We have a guest reviewer for this post and her name is Victoria. She has been volunteering here at the Matthews Public Library this summer, and she has quite graciously and bravely agreed to submit a review for our blog!

--Ms. Angie

Home is the place that'll catch you when you fall. And we all fall.

Where the Heart Is by Billie Letts (now also a major motion picture!) brings us into the life of Novalee Nation and her sometimes cursed, sometimes blessed life. The story starts with Novalee, who's seventeen years old and pregnant, stranded at a Walmart and befriended by the most unusual people in the southern United States. After living in and giving birth to her baby in the Walmart, Novalee is taken in by Sister Husband, who cares for her and her baby. Following countless accidents, troubles, and good times, we finally reach the end of the novel in which Novalee must decide between her head and her heart.

This novel is touching as well as heartwarming. Watching the struggles of the young Novalee as she is forced to become a woman is inspiring. Where the Heart Is captures the readers' attention and, of course, their heart.

This book is available at Matthews Public Library and upon request from Annville Free Library, Lebanon Community Library, Myerstown Community Library, Palmyra Public Library and Richland Community Library. Check it out sometime!

--Reviewed by Miss Victoria


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