“Five Stars: ClaireLee must grow up more quickly than she’d like”

Five Stars: ClaireLee must grow up more quickly than she’d like. ~ January 20, 2016 by Terry Pierce

Just Claire

When things go wrong for 13-year old Claire Lee Monteiro’s mother during childbirth, Claire Lee must grow up more quickly than she’d like. She faces the struggles of being thrust into the role of caregiver of her four younger siblings while coping with her mother’s post-birth mental breakdown; all while trying to fit in to a new school and work her way into the circle of popular girls. Set in rural California in the early 1960’s this sweet coming-of-age story is sure to tug at your heartstrings.