By Sharon Creech
The book that I read is called Walk Two Moons, by Sharon Creech. Itís about a thirteen year-old-girl named Salamanca that is having trouble facing that her mother died in a bus accident. Her Gramps and Gram (thatís what Salamanca called her grandparents) took Salamanca to her mothers grave (which is six hours away in Idaho) during the summer. On the way up her Gram had a stroke and was put in the hospital. Salamanca had wanted to make it up to her motherís grave by her momís birthday. Her birthday was the next day and she had to stay at the hospital with Gram. Gramps had taught Salamanca how to drive before, and he knew that Salamanca had really wanted to see her mother by the next day, so he gave Salamanca the car keys and some money and told her to go ahead and drive the rest of the way to her grave. On Salamancaís way to her momís grave a police pulled over Salamanca, and Salamanca explained why she, at the age of thirteen, was driving, so the police drove her the rest of the way to her motherís grave. When the police took her back to Gramps, he told her that sadly their Gooseberry (Gramps called Gram his Gooseberry) had died at three oí clock that morning. Salamanca was very sad, but after seeing her motherís grave, and then knowing that her mother wouldnít came back home like Salamanca had wished for, that gave her the strength to face reality.