Welcome to my stop at Remember Dippy Blog Tour! this tour is organized by Books Complete Me and by the author Shirley Reva Vernick. My stop includes a review and some information about the book and the author.
Let's start with the review.
Remember Dippy by Shirley Reva Vernick
Published Date: May 2013
Publisher: Cinco Puntos Press
The Story: Johnny's plans fly out the window when he finds out his single mother is leaving town for the summer. She has a breakthough job in upstate New York. He can live with his Aunt Collette but only on the condition that he "help out with" his autistic older cousin, Remember. Yup, you heard it right: Remember Dippy. That's his cousin's name—and Remember is a gawky awkward kid with some pretty strange habits, like repeating back almost everything Johnny says and spending hours glued to the weather channel. Johnny's premonitions of disaster appear at first to come to cringeworthy fruition, but when the two boys save a bully from drowning, salvage the pizzeria guy's romance, and share girl troubles, Johnny ends up having the summer of his life.
Remember Dippy was a sweet book to read. It was well written and heart-warming story which gives you a lot of positive experiences.
The novel takes you into the world of two kids. Johnny has made plans for the summer, but like it sometimes happens to plans, they change. Johnny's mom is leaving the town for summer and Johnny needs to move to his aunt and take care of his cousin. Remember is an autist and it takes time to Johny to adjust.
I loved the book because it makes you think, that even though we are all different, where there is a will, there is a way. Johnny and Mem become very close and together they have more fun that Johnny ever thought possible.
I highly recommend this book. It makes you smile and laug out loud! It makes you think about what is important in your life and when you turn the last page you will be filled with positive emotions! A perfect summer read!
Thanks goes to the tour organizer and to the author for providing me with the review copy in exchange for an honest review!
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About the Author:
Shirley Reva Vernick's debut novel The Blood Lie was named on the 2012 Best Fiction for Young Adults list from the American Library Association. It also received the Simon Wiesenthal Once Upon a World Children's Award and Sydney Taylor Honor Book Award. Shirley lives with her husband, two daughters, and two frisky dogs in western Massachusetts. In addition to running a popular storytelling website—storybee.org—Shirley has written for Cosmopolitan, Good Housekeeping, Ladies' Home Journal, national newspapers, and the publications of Harvard, Johns Hopkins, and Boston universities.
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