Finished Apartment 1986 by Lisa Papademetriou. I received a copy for review.
Callie has been taking time off from school. She’s been racking up tardies and if she gets one nore, her parents will be notified. So she skips and goes to the museum. She has such a great time that she does it the next day, too. And the next. (To be fair, she lives in Manhattan and there are a lot of great museums.) And she even has a friend: Cassius. He’s unschooled and is her new museum-buddy. Obviously she’ll have to head back to school eventually…but maybe tomorrow.
My synopsis has left a lot of stuff out. There are a lot of subplots (all handled well) and if I started on them, I’d never stop.
So here’s what else you need to know: Callie’s family is awesome. And I love that she’s doing great things while skipping school. She’s not hanging out at a mall (or the Manhattan equivalent) or watching daytime TV. She’s spending time in a museum, looking at art. I want to do that! And I like Cassius, and I especially like the fact that they are so clearly just friends.
I need a sequel/companion novel from her little brother Desmond’s perspective. Like, NOW PLEASE.