Meanwhile, Faye's father reveals that he is moving to Florida with his new love, and this news sends her mother into a rage. Faye then feels as though home is not a great place, so she invents an excuse to spend time with Evelyn. At first, Evelyn is resistant--imagine that, but over time these two develop a relationship that Faye has been missing. As it turns out, Evelyn had been missing that relationship as well.
At first, I did not like this book AT ALL. I did not like Faye at first because I just could not figure out why she thought that robbing an old woman was a good idea. What really bugged me was that she rationalized her behavior. Then, she grew on me. The more time she spent with Evelyn--the more I grew to like her character. Blythe did a great job of developing this relationship. I had a great relationship with my grandmother, and in so many ways it has shaped me into the person that I am today. I have to admit that I have a real soft spot for books that promote inter-generational relationships--especially when they are not blood related. In so many ways, I believe that our society would be so much better if these two generations spent more time together listening to each other. Both could learn from the other--just my two cents on the subject.
So...this is definitely a good read. The book trailer above dramatizes the scene where Faye and her "friends" steal from Evelyn.