104-year-old Ona Vitkus is a lonely woman who feels her life is behind her until an 11-year-old boy enters her life. Assigned to do community service as part of a Boy Scout badge, the boy meets Ona and asks how old she is. When he hears that she is over 100 years old, he creates lists of Guiness World Records that he encourages her to try and break. The tender friendship between Ona and the boy will lead to other relationships that will bring about healing and second chances.
Monica Wood is the author of the best-selling novel Any Bitter Thing. This novel of family,friendship and second chances will appeal to fans of The Storied Life of AJ Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin.
Reviewed by bm, 09/17. Other reviews by bm.