Path to Old Talbot by Jordan Elizabeth
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
*** 4.5 Cranky Stars ***
13 year old Charity and her mom are packing the car to leave Daddy. Daddy is a manic depressive who is non-compliant with his medication and is enabled by his quack of a therapist. They hope that by leaving he will pull himself together and join them.
At their new house (mom's dream house from her childhood) an old mansion, Charity discovers a doorway into the past, to old Talbot. Her and mom go exploring and realize that it is a doorway to the past, and after mom has some historically correct outfits made for them, the pathway to old Talbot becomes Charity's escape from the heartache of dealing with daddy and the trauma of having to deal with a mentally ill parent.
This was a charming book, well written and look into how mental illness affects not only the sufferer but also the entire family structure. Aimed at teens I would recommend that parents of families of this condition also read this book.
I give it a rating of 4.5 stars
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