The Divorce Express by Paula Danziger
My name is Elizabeth. I love reading, and my favorite book is My Sister’s Keeper. I am in the 8th grade and enjoy dance.
The Divorce Express is about a girl named Phoebe whose parents are divorced. Phoebe lives with her dad in Woodstock during the week, and with her mom in New York City on the weekends. The train she takes from these two places is what she calls: The Divorce Express. Not only does she have trouble traveling between the two places, but she also has trouble living a double life. In New York City she has all her friends and her boyfriend, and essentially her entire life, and she has to pick all of that up to live in Woodstock. Woodstock is a lot different from New York City. It is quiet, there are not a lot of people. As the story progresses, we get to see Phoebe establish a life in Woodstock. She begins to make friends and starts to feel more at home in Woodstock.
This book was an easy read. I thought it was simple and nice to read, however, this book doesn’t leave you thinking. The themes were not too mature, and there also wasn’t a lot of hard vocabulary. . There is not a lot to dive deeper into or analyze. The main Issue Phoebe comes across is getting used to her double life. I related to this a little bit because I moved from a big city to Sun Valley. I would give this book a 7.5/10 because it was simple and sweet, but I felt like it didn’t change me or make me think a lot. I would recommend this book to anyone who is looking for a short and simple read.