Somewhere Different Now

Somewhere Different Now by [Donna Peizer]

Annie just wants to be needed. She had this in her old neighborhood, being able to take care of the local kids and play around. No need to stick around home with her jerk of a father, Stanley, or the mom who lets it happen, Vivian. It’s her little place in the world and she likes it that way. That is until her father decides it is time to move after a family of color starts building their house across the street. Spurred on by racist hate, Stanley uproots his family and begins again. The only problem is, Annie has lost her special place in the world. Having lost her friends, her home, her dog, Annie is not happy, and after a traumatizing incident with her father, Annie begins to test how far she can go in this new place of hers. Along the way, she’ll meet some new friends and learn that parents don’t always know what’s best.

When I tell you that Somewhere Different Now had me on the edge of my seat, I mean it. This riveting historical fiction novel contains the prevalent issues we face in our everyday lives. Abusive parents, growing up to soon, racism, and the innocence of childhood. It’s all expertly woven together in this provocative novel.

Author Donna Peizer tells an excellent story of what it means to break the rules for the right reasons. Trying to tell the story of a post World War II era as well as the tentative friendship between a white girl and a black girl is no easy feat. Not everyone can do it with as much mastery as Donna Peizer does.

Somewhere Different Now is an enthralling coming of age story following two strong female protagonists that will inspire readers. This is an excellent novel for readers who loves character driven drama in a compelling story packed with thoughtful social commentary.

Pages: 402 | ASIN: B09L5G928D

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