So B. It

So B. It

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Now a major motion picture starring Alfre Woodard, Jessica Collins, John Heard, Jacinda Barrett, Cloris Leachman, and Talitha Bateman--in theaters October 2017!

From acclaimed author Sarah Weeks comes a touching coming-of-age story about a young girl who goes on a cross-country journey to discover the truth about her parents, which the New York Times called "a remarkable novel." Perfect for fans of Rebecca Stead's When You Reach Me and Ali Benjamin's The Thing About Jellyfish.

She doesn't know when her birthday is or who her father is. In fact, everything about Heidi and her mentally disabled mother's past is a mystery. When a strange word in her mother's vocabulary begins to haunt her, Heidi sets out on a cross-country journey in search of the secrets of her past.

Far away from home, pieces of her puzzling history come together. But it isn't until she learns to accept not knowing that Heidi truly arrives.

Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 9780066236223


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Aug 18, 2018

This was a wonderful read!

My teacher chose this book for me to read in the sixth grade. At first, I was not looking forward to it at all. The title seemed odd and hinted that the book wouldn't have a good end.
Then, as I'd have to do a book report on this soon, I gave it chance.
Everything about this was interesting and I felt that it was relatable, but at the same time it wasn't.
Heidi not going to school was something I COULDN'T connect to, but her curiosity about her past most certainly was. I mean, who wouldn't want to know about their parents? Where they came from?
I loved the fact that Heidi had that lucky streak of hers, and that she had a caring person like Bernadette when they were in need. The two of them helped each other and Heidi's mother survive. That bond is entirely what made this story so beautiful.

Feb 15, 2018

I love this book, I don’t know what the person before me was thinking ;)
It was super emotional, and the ending almost made me cry (i’ll try not to spoil!)
I really love Bernadette, as a neighbour, as family, and as a name!
Heidi is really brave, and i’d Love to meet her one day!
The part about Shirley Temple on the train was kind of funny.
I think that you should definitely read this book.
At first I thought that Thurman Hill was just a made up person they were using to be left alone.
I love this book, and I think that other reader’s will too.
Everyone’s different, though!
I loved Soof, and the whole “So B. It” as a name. It makes a whole lot of sense in the end.

Nov 11, 2016

This was one of the worst books that I have ever read. The moral seems to be: even if you are lucky, everything will suck in the end.

Aug 12, 2016

This book was great! I really enjoyed reading about a fellow Heidi. It was incredible, and I liked when Heidi discovered her past. I could not put it down.

new_art_form Jul 06, 2015

Twelve - year - old Heidi It is nothing like her neighbour Bernadette, who is more like a mother - figure to her, or her friend Zander, who she sometimes talks to in the stairwell of her building. Both know all about their parents, and their grandparents, and where they came from. All she has is her mentally disabled mother who calls herself So B. It, and a four letter word that sends her on a journey to a place that she believes holds all the answers she needs. No matter how many obstacles she faces, Heidi is determined to figure out her family history and learn what 'soof', the word her mother says every now and then, actually means.
This story takes place in Nevada in a small apartment. Since Heidi's mother can't take care of her or herself, their neighbour, Bernadette, who has a fear of leaving her house, opens the door connecting her apartment to theirs so that she can look after them both. She managed to keep Heidi safe for twelve years, but Bernadette can't stop her from leaving home to find 'soof'.
Though this book can be slightly boring at times and lacks the great fight scenes and drama that some people enjoy, I love it, and have read it twice. The characters are so well described and four dimensional, that they could be real people .
This book is no Hunger Games or Harry Potter, but I still think it deserves to be on every book shelf and read at least once, so please consider adding So B. It to your summer reading list.

Jun 08, 2015

This was such an exiting read for me. It broke my heart and against all odds mended it again. If that makes any sense.

Feb 08, 2015

The most unforgettable I have ever read! So touching, emotional and gives you a vivid, beautiful movie in your head. All you need to read this book is patience, your heart and imagination. 

IJohn Sep 26, 2014

A great book!!!! LOVED this one except at the very end where it became like that she did everything for nothing. It was very tearful

Feb 07, 2014

It was a pretty good book but the ending is sad.

lakevilla_IDOL Aug 14, 2013

This is a very good book. A bit sad though

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