Title: Allie and Bea
Author: Catherine Ryan Hyde
Rating: 4 Stars=Great Page Turner
In Allie & Bea by Catherine Ryan Hyde, readers are introduced to Bea, a woman struggling since her husband’s death. One day Bea receives a call that completely changes her life. She is a desperate woman who decides a life on the road would be better.
Allie is a young girl whose life changes after her parents are sent to jail. She is not used to struggling or sharing but she has to learn even if it is the hard way. When her life is threatened, she runs and receives help from an older woman. This is when the real fun begins.
Allie & Bea take readers on a journey of friendship between to unlikely characters. It is about one woman running from life who meets a young girl trying to understand life. I enjoyed the journey because it allowed me to connect with these two characters. The bond built while on the road is such a compelling story especially since both had to realize in some small way they really need each other. I recommend Allie and Bea to others.
Reviewed by Teresa Beasley