The Summer I Learned to Fly
by Dana Reinhardt
I loved how devoted Drew was to her pet rat, Hum, though I could not imagine carrying a pet rat around with me everywhere. I'm amazed that she never got caught with him somewhere he shouldn't be! I thought it was really cute how she bonded with Emmett through his knowledge of pet rats.
I thought that Drew's reactions to Emmett were very cute and felt true to life, though when she finds out more about him, I felt that some of her impulsive actions were a little unrealistic. It was more that this book seemed to follow the sweet emotional side of Drew's relationships and her remembrances of growing up much more realistically than making sure that the actions of the book were thoroughly possible.