So as I read this book I keep seeing Blue do what Ginny wants. He goes to school and stays (so far). He trudges along becoming a grudging tenant of a group home which will get three squares and a bed. He is just more accepting than my brain wants. “Nice book,” go my thoughts only to automatically add, “…but unrealistic.” Really? Maybe, but then again maybe not.
What has happened between Ginny and Blue so far? Well, Ginny has helped this lost child. Ginny really is interested in him. Blue sees that. You know what I think? He should listen. He should let her help. From there I even hope he will listen. We know it will be for his good and will set him on a good path. BUT! You know what my mind calls it when he does? Unrealistic. People just aren’t that way.
I am not alone in thinking this. Steel has even intertwined such people in this very book. Remember Becky and Charlene? That’s how they see it even though come at it from different directions. Both have given up on Blue. Ginny, though who has been run over by life, does not accept that people must be “that way.” I think I am more like Becky or Charlene, at least that is where my reflex is. So that is why I project it on this book. [Read more…]