Posted by: jennclimenhaga | April 26, 2010

Don’t Think Twice

Lohans, Alison.  Don’t Think Twice.  Saskatoon, SK: Thistledown, 1997.  Print.

Jan Carlson’s life changes when her sixteen-year-old daughter Lisa runs away from home.  Left to pick up the pieces of a breaking relationship with her husband and hope for her daughters return, Jan is petrified when she thinks of all the places Lisa could be.  Not content to sit and do nothing, Jan starts writing her memoir in hopes of one day sharing it with her daughter.

Jan’s story of growing up in small town California during the 1960’s may be fictional, but the story and the themes are powerful all the same.  Dealing with some pretty hefty subjects, Don’t Think Twice was a good read with strong protagonists, and a subject matter that is appealing to young adult and adult readers alike.

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