The Day My Mother Left by James Prosek
So, while searching the catalog for some Thumbs Up books to request, I recognized this cover and said to myself, "Hey, I read that a few weeks ago, didn't I?" Doesn't bode well for a book if I forget about it entirely upon finishing it... Rather unremarkable semi-authobiographical story about a boy whose mother leaves and the first year or two after that. I thought it was pretty poorly put together, and hardly a stand-out in a whole herd of books with that storyline. Plus a bit on the young side. NAY.