Peewee idolizes Jake, a big brother whose dreams of auto mechanic glory are fueled by the hard road coming to link their Indiana town and futures with the twentieth century. And motoring down the road comes Irene Ridpath, a young librarian with plans to astonish them all and turn Peewee’s life upside down.
Miss Riki’s Review:
This is a wonderful little novel of historical fiction with a delightful cast of quirky characters and a steady, dry wit. While some might say that some of the subject matter is a bit outdated, Peck does a wonderful job of bringing the early 20th century to life for young readers with relatable characters and quick dialogue.
Peewee is a smart protagonist with a lot of spunk and character. With her quick wit and deadpan humor, it’s easy to root for her. There’s a fantastic sense of familial obligation and love that shines through between Jake and Peewee and the community itself raises up to support them when things get rough. When the spirited young librarians come to town to shake things up a bit things get really fun. There’s a great sense of reverence for books and reading that shines though. Even if you’re not into classic cars, there’s plenty of action to keep you interested, and you’ll fall in love this small town community.
Here Lies the Librarian is not a long read. It may be short, but it’s packed with humor and some really touching moments. It’s a wonderful read!