by Star Spider
Orca Book Publishers
This is a hi-lo read from Orca's Soundings line. It is meant to be short, a page turner, and an easy read. Hey Jude fits perfect in the Soundings line. It is a gritty an emotional young adult novel. Jude is a secondary character and struggles with severe bouts of depression and suicidal thoughts. Her sister, Penny Lane, is our main character, who struggles to keep the balance in her family and care for Jude. This novel has perfect pacing and shows the other side of mental health, the kids who try to help their loved ones who suffer with the illness. An excellent addition to any library, this story opens up lines of communication for any kids who are struggling.