When Sally’s family moves to Miami Beach for the winter of 1947, she is excited and nervous at the same time. What will school be like in Florida? Will she make any friends? Will she fit in so far away from home?
Miami Beach has so many things to worry and wonder about, Sally is in for one unforgettable winter!
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
One of my favorite childhood books. Just as good as I remember it. I've always had a bit of a dark imagination & Sadly does too
I love this book because it's cute and funny. Even though the book is old fashioned I enjoyed it alot. I don't get alot of the language, but it's still good book to buy.
Apparently, this book is loosely based around part of Judy Blume's life at age 10, back in 1947, in Miami, just after the war. She states this in the beginning of the book. Not sure if all of it is accurate, but Sally seems to have a pretty charmed life. Black maids, trips to the beach, even a ride in the Goodyear Blimp. And her dad's a dentist. Sally herself is a sweet little girl. I enjoyed reading about the 40's pop culture references in the book such as fashion, movies and music as well as how they spoke. Sally is very hung up, obsessed even, with Adolf Hitler, it being not long after the war ended in 1947. Sally is Jewish, as is Blume, and Sally is terrified of Hitler and enjoys making up stories about Hitler with her friends.
One reviewer complained of Sally and her brother discussing their parents "doing it", and how it wasn't age appropriate reading for a 10-13 year old. Not sure what alternate universe she's living in, but most kids know what sex is in the year...
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