My Most Excellent Year: A Novel of Love, Mary Poppins, & Fenway Park
by Steve Kluger
Summary: When T.C. loses his mother, Augie is the only one who knows what to say. From that moment on, they are best friends/brothers. Their freshman year of high school, Ale' moves in and it's the start of the most excellent year. Through letters and IMs, the three teens recount their adventures that involve friendship, baseball, musicals, algebra, sign language, first loves, and even Mary Poppins.
Thoughts: This is a unique, charming novel. I really liked the characters and their original voices. I was inspired by their committment to personal beliefs and the way they took action for the causes they believed in.