Monday, March 1, 2010
The Year We Disappeared by John and Cylin Busby
If you are looking for a true story of police work, unsolved crimes and gruesome injuries, this is the book for you!
John Busby is a cop in a small New England town. On a routine drive into work he is shot through the window of his VW bug. He is hit in the jaw.
So begins the story of a life changed in an instant. This book is told by John and by his daughter Cylin who was 9 at the time. It is a raw and telling tale of the anger John feels knowing who was responsible for the shooting and watching his department simply ignore the evidence.
It is also the story of a little girl who admires her daddy's good looks and has a horrible time adjusting to the changes in their lives. Because when your daddy is a cop who has been shot, the bad guy just may come for you next.
This is told honestly and clearly taking us through that first year of adjustments and changes.
Find this in the High School Library
An Iowa Teen Award nominee for 2010