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I decided to read this book (So B. It by Sarah Weeks) after Mrs. Bader so enthusiastically recommended it. At first it took me a while to get into it, but once I did it read fast. Upon finishing I decided it was a good book. After thinking about it more though, I started to change my mind. Read the rest of the posting, read the book, and tell me what you think...
The book is about a 12 year old girl named Heidi. She lives with her mother who has a disability and can't communicate. The next door neighbor, Bernadette, has been caring for Heidi and her mom after hearing them on her doorstep when Heidi was a small baby. Heidi's mom only knows 23 words and the one she says most often is "soof". Heidi wonders what that word means and if it holds the key to her background which she longs so much to know about. At the age of 12 she finds a clue that leads her on an adventures across the country to seek her answers. The ending is very touching
As I said above, I liked the ending and though it was a good book- that is, until I thought more about it. Here are a few questions I have:
1. If nobody knew where Heidi and "So B. It" came from, how did they know how to get their rent checks? Everything was paid for, it explained in the end where that money came from, but how did the person sending it know where to send it if neither "So B. It" nor Heidi were able to make the arrangements?
2. This one really bothers me...why did "So B. It" not go to the hospital if it was obvious she was experiencing those awful headaches? It seems abusive to me to keep her home suffering!
I looked at other reviews online and this book has great reviews (ex. 5 out of 5 stars on amazon after 84 reviews). Am I missing something? Am I reading too far into it? What do you think?