March 4, 2010
Costco’s book buyer, Pennie Clark Ianniciello, has chosen The God of Animals by Aryn Kyle as her pick of the month for March.
PNBA honored Kyle and her book with our 2008 Book Awards.
Ianniciello writes: “If there’s one thing I’d rather not remember, it’s the awkwardness of my adolescence. Instead of revisiting those memories, I choose to read books about young adults who are figuring out how they fit into the world. This month’s pick, Aryn Kyle’s The God of Animals, is a great example.
”The main character, Alice Winston, is a friendless 12-year-old, whose prime sources of companionship are her hardworking father, bedridden mother and a troubled teacher. Kyle effortlessly captures the uncertainty many of us felt about what we were seeing in the adults around us and how we translated that information to fit our own versions of reality.”
— posted by Jamie