Fox Street has everything Maureen Jewel Wren, usually called Mo, could want. Her family lives in the heart of the dead end street – Mo considers this end one of its best traits. Her family’s home is surrounded by all the things they need – a person who cuts hair perfectly, a fix-it man who makes things work, a piano player who adds beauty, her best friend’s grandmother who insures summers together, some wild boys who add spice and a creepy lady who adds to the intrigue of the street. Everything is there, but most importantly for Mo are the memories Fox Street holds. Fox Street holds all her memories of her mom. It’s where they lived as a family before the accident that took her away.
Mo’s never seen a fox on Fox Street, but she always looks. In fact, she and her best friend, Mercedes, have a secret place beyond the guardrail, down in the scrubby ditch at the end of the street. They call it the Fox’s Den – they’ve always gone there to share their secrets, to solve their problems and to have a little away time from Mo’s little sister, “Wild Child” Dottie. That is until this summer when everything is changing.
This is the story of that unforgettable summer where everything changes ~ and yet somehow Mo finds a way to stay connected to the important things ~ family, friends, home and memories.
Read What Happened on Fox Street by Tricia Springstubb to find out Mo manages all this and perhaps sees, saves…? the first fox on Fox Street.
I really loved these characters. I hope you do too. Each one of them is developed as a unique sparkling gem. I can’t wait to read the sequel.