"Inconvenient," by Margie Gelbwasser, tells the heartfelt, honest story about fifteen-year-old Alyssa's life crumbling before her.
"Inconvenient," by Margie Gelbwasser, tells the heartfelt, honest story about fifteen-year-old Alyssa's life crumbling before her. During her high school years, Alyssa wants to focus on cross country meets, and her crush, Keith, but someone has to clean up the parts of her life that have become a mess; and that person is Alyssa. She is left dealing with prejudice against her Russian-Jewish background and a best friend growing up too fast. To make matters worse, her mother is beginning to surrender to alcohol with her father incapable of intervening. Alyssa wants to talk to her father about her mother's worsening problem, but some things he just considers to be an inconvenience.
I really enjoyed reading this book. It was a definite page turner with a lot emotion packed into each and every chapter. It is a very riveting, whole story with a somewhat complicated story line that makes your mind think a little bit. Some of the events in this novel were fairly easy to relate to which is why I believe a lot of preteens and teens would love Gelbwasser's writing. I would not recommend this book for boys and girls under the age of twelve, for some of the things that take place may not be appropriate.
To learn more about "Inconvenient," or Margie Gelbwasser herself, visit her website www.margiewriters.com and look out for her second novel, "The Air I Breathe," coming in 2011.
Author: Margie Gelbwasser