Charletta 'Charlie' Chastain's life was forever changed when she was in the sixth grade and her dad was killed in Afghanistan. Even now, at seventeen, she continues to be haunted by that moment so long ago when her resolve finally gave way. "The whole gymnasium was hushed. And at that moment, little Justin's dad stepped out from behind the cardboard fireplace, dressed in Marine fatigues. Everyone was thrilled and the audience clapped wildly! Everyone but me that is. "I saw the marine fatigues and the smiling man with his arms open wide. I knew in my head that it was Justin's dad, not mine, but in my heart he was my dad and I was already reaching out for him. But it was little Justin that Damon Zoffer was enfolding into his arms. "I held it as long as I could, but suddenly the dam burst. I could no longer hold back that flood of tears that had been choking me day and night for two months. I screamed like a banshee, jumped off the risers where our choir was still standing, and ran screaming from the gymnasium." Funny, heartwarming, and real, Bits 'n Pieces takes you from early-day cattle drives to the Boston Marathon bombings--dealing with issues such as anorexia, drug addiction, and poverty. It challenges you to disregard everything you thought you knew about people from Oklahoma. Book club ladies, this one is for you!
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|Size: ||1.3 MB|
|Publisher: ||Tate Publishing|
|Date published: || 2013|
|ISBN: ||9781629947198 (DRM-EPUB)|
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