Thursday, September 22, 2005

Do You Know the Monkey Man by Dori Hillestad Butler

I loved this book! 13-year-old Samantha hasn't seen or heard from her father in 10 years since her parents divorced and her twin sister Sarah died in a canoeing accident while she was with her dad. One of the only things she remembers about him is that he used to sing the muffin man song to her, but with the words "Do you know the monkey man?" Now that Sam's mother is getting remarried, Sam becomes obsessed with finding her father. She is so despearate that she calls on Madame Madeline, the only psychic listed in the yellow pages of Clearwater, Iowa. The fortune teller doesn't reveal anything about where her father is, but she has some startling news about Sarah. "I don't think she's dead...I think she's very much alive." Of course, then Samantha becomes even more determined to find out what really happened, even though it might lead to a painful and shocking secret. I loved the conclusion. Review by Stacy Church

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

I just started reading this book and I cant put it down it is so good! I LOVE all of the other books she wrote.

Nina said...

I read the book and It's amazing. It's also sad. How Sarah (T.J.) doesn't remember Sam or her mom, when that's all Sam ever wanted. Also I heard she was doing a sequel.

Anonymous said...

AMAZING BOOK!!! I luv it!!! I luv the end! I cant wait for the sequal!!!

Anonymous said...

what type of genre is the book?

ghayas said...

i just started this book really interesting,cant wait ti finish it.

Anonymous said...

I love this book!!!!!i read it in a day!