TRUDY by Jessica Lee Anderson

Review by Allana, regular contributor.

Gertrude "Trudy" White is a sixth grade girl who was a miracle baby. Her mother or to Trudy "Ma" had her at 53. What originally was thought to be a cancer scare, turned out to be Trudy herself. Now in Trudy's sixth grade year, people are beginning to think that Trudy's parents are her grandparents instead. Even though Trudy is extremely gifted in Language Arts, she is struggling to keep her math grade up. Then she meet's Roshonda nicknamed "Tower" and they hit it off quickly. But at the same time that Trudy and Roshanda become friends, Trudy's father who is also known as "Pop" starts to act strangely. After several unusual instances occur, Pop is finally diagnosed with Alzheimer's.

This is the story of how one family is affected by the disease and how they deal with it. This book makes you think about what it would be like to be just moments away from losing a loved one. This book is a must read for all ages and I loved it! I hope you will too!

Recommended Age Group: Tween-Adult


  1. I've seen this cover before. It is adorable. Thanks for the review!

  2. I don't understand, her mother didn't give birth to her until Trudy was 5 years old? Ummm??

  3. I haven't heard of this book, so thanks for the review.

  4. allana: reviewer for DCROctober 24, 2007 at 5:20 PM

    Ok I am like so embarrased right now. She didn't have her at five years old, she had her at 53!:)
    I am sooooooo sorry for the confusion.