Emmie Of Indianapolis by Kay Castaneda.
This is a coming of age story set in the 1960s with a narrative by Emmie a 12 year old girl whose life changed with a single sentence she heard from her parents. “Divorce”.
Emmie is plunged into change and separation from her father and childhood neighborhood as her mother moves them to a new place for a fresh start.
Emmie is faced with the responsibility of raising her siblings as her mom takes on a night job and spirals out of control due to bad influences and Alcohol.
Emmie is forced to grow up quickly as more and more of the responsibility for her younger siblings fall to her to handle or take care of.
In the midst all these things that battle to take away her innocence and childhood, she finds friendship in the unlikeliest of places.
This book also has undertones of spirituality in it.
It was a good read and I encourage everyone who loves to read to give it a try.