Lily’s Crossing by Patricia Reilly Giff Reviewed By Suzanne Gibbs

Nerdy Book Club

What an incredible story this is, written by Patricia Reilly Giff. Having seen a plethora of books written by her for younger readers, I wasn’t really sure what to expect. However, with that shiny sticker on it I was pretty sure it was safe!

We get to know Lily initially as a spunky girl who is not afraid to disobey and sneak around, although her grandmother diligently attempts to keep her in line.  She’s precocious and loves spending lazy summers at her grandmother’s house on the ocean. She is especially adept at anything having to do with water and lying – about anything. Much of her summer life has been spent with her best friend, Margaret, but because of World War II, Margaret’s family must move to Detroit where her father will go to work for a company that builds equipment for the war. Lily’s mother had died years before…

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