March Reading Report: “Billie Standish was Here” Again…

Posted: April 5, 2011 in Readin Reports

Billie Standish was Here is Nancy Crocker’s first novel. I have been reading this book over and over again and I just can’t put it down. It very well could be the most amazing book in the world. (my own opinion). I have read finished the 280 page book this month. I have also read about 30 pages of another book called Knight to the Hill Country so I have met the requirements for the month of March.

Billie Standish was Here is a story about a girl who has no friends except for an old lady across the street; Miss Lydia. Billie, who was “suppose” to be a boy according to her parents, spends all day, everyday with Miss Lydia. Cooking, cleaning, and crocheting. But the most important thing they do is learn.

As a twelve year old girl, Billie learned the hard way that not everyone is as nice as they look. Curtis for example, who is Miss Lydia’s son, raped little Billie. When Miss Lydia found out, she…. Ended Curtis…. She told police that she shot him because she thought he was an thief. Then they had to worry about whether Billie was pregnant or not.

Miss Lydia took Billie to the doctor to find out if she had a baby inside of her. They ended up losing the test so they had to wait to see if she was. She ends up not being pregnant.

For me, this story shows that sometimes, it’s the least expected people who are there for you the most. This story really does a great job of showing the reader that. I would recommend this book to anyone. It really hit my heart and it will yours too.

Nancy Crocker: The author of Billie                    A photo of an old lady and a young girl

Standishwas Here.                                                  hugging. They probably have a

relationship like Miss Lydia and Billie.

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