Icy Sparks by Gwyn Hyman Rubio
rating: 4 of 5 stars
I picked this up because a close friend of mine has a child with Tourette's Syndrome, and this book is about a child in the 1950's who has Tourette's. Unfortunately for her, no one in the very very rural farm town had the slightest clue what she had, and therefore her life was totally changed from dealing with her tics and "croaks", as Icy calls them.
While reading it, my heart just ached for her, and I wanted to slap silly more than a few kids and townspeople. The section where she is in the mental hospital was really poignant.
The ending seemed a bit hurried and a little, well, strange, but then upon thinking about it, it fit. I didn't care for it, but it fit.
A good read, and one that will likely stick with you for a while.
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