SEARCHING FOR LINCOLN’S GHOST by Barbara J. Dzikowski (2011, Wiara Books)
I seldom join contests and raffles but when I do, I am lucky to win a price more than 50% of the time. So when I joined BookLikes Giveaways, I won a copy of Barbara J. Dzikowski’s Searching for Lincoln’s Ghost.
It is a coming of age novel about Andrea “Andi” Powell who reminisce her experiences during her sixth grade at Lincoln Elementary School. This is a good memoir written in the first person point of view about growing up as a twelve-year-old girl in 1966, her first love, and wisdom she gained from her experiences. At first, I thought it was a boring read but after a few pages, I was able to grasp her story and was hooked on her desire to see Lincoln’s ghost. The book tackles social and mature issues (like racial discrimination and bullying among others) that a sixth grader had to grasp but how they grasped and accepted the issues made them what they are today. A nice debut novel from Dzikowski.