Just Claire by Jean Ann Williams
Story line sounds interesting. Like hearing more about northern CA although I've only driiven through the area.
Claire is just a teen, they moved last several days to northern CA from Oregon and her mother goes into labor. It's up to her to take care of the kids that are at home and still attend school.
She finds some of the kids have experienced so much more than her growing up in the cities around the country. They moved to the area so her father could help build the tunnel.
She struggles to be friends with her girlfriend but the lavender girls invite her to join them. Even though one is a bully they accept her.
Her girlfriend is also going through family changes that upset her. Love hearing the history behind the hot springs and logging industry.
Like how she is able to go to the river, the rapids with her Bible to get away from all her struggles.
Love hearing of the parties they are able to attend and all the planning involved. Being from a large family the adults took care of everything for the 30 cousins who participated in the Easter hunt every year in the neighborhood empty lot.
Love hearing she finds comfort in the religious songs that she hears through the HAM radio as they are very poor and don't even have a TV or phone.
Tragic events occur that breaks them apart at the seams and you wonder if they will ever get back what they once had. Lots of things going on with just a handful of characters, very easy to follow.
I was given the book by the author via Book Fun (The Book Club Network) and this is my honest review.