Miranda Heath is a quirky fifteen-year-old with cinematic dreams and a safe, predictable family. That is until she decides to pull at the loose end that is the estranged husband her aunt never divorced. What seemed like the best way to allow her aunt to get on with her life sets off a series of events that threaten to turn Mandy’s world upside down. Suddenly, she’s embarking on adventurous road trips, becoming the center of an increasingly unstable household, meeting surprising strangers, and seeing everyone she knows in new ways. Sometimes loose ends just want to stay loose. But what happens if they want to unravel completely? Warm, funny, and uniquely perceptive, Keep the Ends Loose is an irresistible novel filled with characters you might recognize – and will not forget.
|Product dimensions:||5.10(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.80(d)|
About the Author
Molly D. Campbell is the winner of two Erma Bombeck writing awards. A long-time blogger and lover of quirky characters, she wrote her first book, Characters in Search of a Novel, with illustrator Randy Palmer.
Molly lives in Dayton, Ohio, with her accordionist husband and five cats.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Oh the mistakes we make when we are young and learn from the repercussions.. Hopefully, they are not mistakes that will at some point rear their ugly heads and destroy the lives we have been fortunate to live. That is the long and short of this humorous novel, Keep the Ends Loose, as told by fifteen year old Miranda Heath. Nicknamed Mandy, we learn that she enjoyed being a teenager and was in no hurry to grow up. Her fifteenth summer had other ideas in mind for her young life and those of her brother, Adam and her best friend, Barley. Campbell's character based story thrives with well rounded characters that are as realistic as you or I. They have made mistakes, lived with them and tried to rectify them. And as usual, Murphy's Law prevailed. The story is further spiced with Campbell's quirky sense of humor and told from a teen's naive perspective. The story is easily read and flows smoothly. In particular, I enjoyed Mandy's loving descriptions of her father, the pharmacist, and her Aunt Iris. I enjoyed most of the conclusions the three teens arrived at during this one long summer and felt that the story reached a satisfactory ending.