Bloomability by Sharon Creech
Katie is an 8th grader living in Ketchum, Idaho. She loves skiing, reading, and doing anything outdoors related.
Bloomability, by Sharon Creech, is about a 13-year-old girl named Dinnie who has been forced to live in Switzerland with her Aunt and Uncle, who she barely knows. This “kidnapping” is entirely against Dinnie’s will and nobody seems to care about what she wants, which is just to be with her Mom, Dad, brother Crick, sister Stella, and Stella’s newborn baby.
Dinnie knows change better than anyone else. Her family moves every six months or so in search of new “opportunities” that never work out in the way they envision. This newest change, however, might be more than Dinnie can handle. She will have to learn to speak a new language and go to a strange new international school in the small Swiss town of Lugano. She is faced with different kids from varying international backgrounds and cultures. Her old life seems so impossibly out of reach and Dinnie is trapped in her own personal bubble. The biggest challenge for her won’t be meeting new people or getting good grades, it will be learning to put her roots down and embrace all of her life’s new “bloomabilities”.
Bloomability is a fantastic story about different changes and possibilities that any person, no matter their age, can enjoy. This book is a great light read that you’ll be sure to love.