Caddy's World

Caddy's World

eBook - 2012
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Get to know the Casson family in this effervescent novel that "strikes a lovely balance between humor and poignancy" (Publishers Weekly, starred review). Cadmium Casson is twelve years old the summer that everything changes. Not only are her closest friendships in jeopardy, but her mom is expecting a baby. And when the baby arrives early, Caddy's world turns upside down. Her mother spends all her time at the hospital, and her father takes over the household, which of course turns into one chaotic (though hilarious) crisis after the next. When her charmingly dense boyfriend dumps her, Caddy is at her wits' end. Then she discovers that the fragile baby she is so afraid of losing is not an ending, but a beginning for her whole family. And that love and friendship don't need to be destroyed by change'they can be strengthened. Another refreshingly wise, funny, and poignant novel from the inimitable Hilary McKay.
Publisher: New York : Margaret K. McElderry Books, [2012]
ISBN: 9781442441071
1442441070
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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marthabwaters
May 18, 2016

This is a prequel to McKay's Casson family series, and you could read it either before reading the rest of the books, or afterwards. I did the latter, and found it immensely satisfying -- it was fun to see the kids in the family when they were much younger (Saffy and Indigo were a hoot), and it was nice for Caddy to get more page time than she did in the later books when she was older. And the ending, which tied together this prequel with the later books, I found quite moving. A lovely way to conclude (or begin) a truly fantastic series.

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sapphicatthedisco
Sep 21, 2013

very, very good, I loved saffy's character as a little kid, she's so bossy and naughty. :) very good but read the whole series first as it will make you appreciate this book more.

m2 Apr 09, 2012

This is such a delight. I love this series that starts with Saffy's Angel and ends with Caddy much older. In this book we go back and catch Caddy when she's 12 -- and her mom is giving birth to Permannet Rose. If you've never read this series, do yourself a favor and start with Saffy's Angel.
There is nothing quite like McKay's writing about family.

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Nov 18, 2013

"About bloody time."
- Saffy

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