The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend is by Katarina Bivald. A charming story about how books bring people together. Sara has been writing her pen pan (Amy) in Broken Wheel, Iowa for some time. When she arrives from Sweden for their long planned two month visit, it is on the day of Amy's funeral. The people of Broken Wheel, a dying town, want their visitor to stay as Amy had planned. When they refuse to let Sara pay for anything, she decides the way to pay the people for their kindness is to open a small bookstore with the house full of books she finds at Amy's. Eccentric idea, well Sara is an eccentric person and the effect she has on the residents of Broken Wheel is almost as incredible as the effect they have on Sara. A must read for book lovers.
Ratings: 12th grade - 9 out of 10 - P (profanity) - AC (mature thematic content).