Thursday, July 12, 2012
Title: Rocky Road
Author: Rose Kent
Genre: juvenile fiction
What's the next best thing to eating ice cream? Reading about it, of course! Especially when it's 100 degrees outside...
Tess Dobson's mother is driving her crazy. On a whim, Delilah Dobson is moving her two kids, Tess and Jordan, to Schenectady, New York to open an ice cream shop. In the middle of winter. Having been subject to the consequences of her mother's whims before, Tess is not very supportive of the move and the business venture. The Dobson family has suffered through evictions and multiple failed business ventures because of Delilah's "Shooting Stars." Once Tess gets to Schenectady, she learns that her mother's risk-taking, sloppy spending, fast talking, and mood swings have a name: bipolar disorder. Will the diagnosis ruin the ice cream shop's future or are the Dobsons in for a sweet future?