Friday, June 13, 2008
Lullaby by Jane Orcutt
I give it 4 out of 5 stars
Merrilee Hunter is 15 years old and pregnant. Nora Rey is happily married to Steven. Their marriage is only missing one thing, a baby. For years they have tried everything to conceive but nothing has worked. Even adoption hasn't seemed to work for them seeing as they're an older couple. Everything changes for them when they get a call from the adoption agency saying that they have been chosen to be parents.
After meeting Merrilee for the first time Nora becomes attached to her, and not just because she is carrying her and Steven's baby. While Merrilee doesn't offer to say much about her life before she met Nora and Steven Nora just knows that Merrilee is a wonderful girl who deserves to be loved for always. The more time that Merrilee spends with Nora and Steven the closer they get until one day something awful happens...
I randomly checked out this book from the library a while back. I'm definitely glad that I did. This book was good, not to mention heart-wrenching. Merrilee was such a sweet girl, you just couldn't help but to love her. The ending definitely surprised me. I didn't really ever see it coming. This book was relatively short, I finished it within one day. But that didn't make it any less good. I was expecting a bit more out of this book once I started reading it, but it was still a great read.