So B. It

So B. It

A Novel

Book - 2004
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After spending her life with her mentally retarded mother and agoraphobic neighbor, twelve-year-old Heidi sets out from Reno, Nevada, to New York to find out who she is.
Publisher: New York : L. Geringer Books, c2004
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780066236230
Branch Call Number: WEEKS S
Weeks, S
PZ7.W42235 So 2004
Characteristics: 245 p. ; 22 cm
Uniform Title: So be it


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Feb 15, 2018

I love this book, I don’t know what the person before me was thinking ;)
It was super emotional, and the ending almost made me cry (i’ll try not to spoil!)
I really love Bernadette, as a neighbour, as family, and as a name!
Heidi is really brave, and i’d Love to meet her one day!
The part about Shirley Temple on the train was kind of funny.
I think that you should definitely read this book.
At first I thought that Thurman Hill was just a made up person they were using to be left alone.
I love this book, and I think that other reader’s will too.
Everyone’s different, though!
I loved Soof, and the whole “So B. It” as a name. It makes a whole lot of sense in the end.

Nov 11, 2016

This was one of the worst books that I have ever read. The moral seems to be: even if you are lucky, everything will suck in the end.

Aug 12, 2016

This book was great! I really enjoyed reading about a fellow Heidi. It was incredible, and I liked when Heidi discovered her past. I could not put it down.

Jul 06, 2015

Twelve - year - old Heidi It is nothing like her neighbour Bernadette, who is more like a mother - figure to her, or her friend Zander, who she sometimes talks to in the stairwell of her building. Both know all about their parents, and their grandparents, and where they came from. All she has is her mentally disabled mother who calls herself So B. It, and a four letter word that sends her on a journey to a place that she believes holds all the answers she needs. No matter how many obstacles she faces, Heidi is determined to figure out her family history and learn what 'soof', the word her mother says every now and then, actually means.
This story takes place in Nevada in a small apartment. Since Heidi's mother can't take care of her or herself, their neighbour, Bernadette, who has a fear of leaving her house, opens the door connecting her apartment to theirs so that she can look after them both. She managed to keep Heidi safe for twelve years, but Bernadette can't stop her from leaving home to find 'soof'.
Though this book can be slightly boring at times and lacks the great fight scenes and drama that some people enjoy, I love it, and have read it twice. The characters are so well described and four dimensional, that they could be real people .
This book is no Hunger Games or Harry Potter, but I still think it deserves to be on every book shelf and read at least once, so please consider adding So B. It to your summer reading list.

Jun 08, 2015

This was such an exiting read for me. It broke my heart and against all odds mended it again. If that makes any sense.

Feb 08, 2015

The most unforgettable I have ever read! So touching, emotional and gives you a vivid, beautiful movie in your head. All you need to read this book is patience, your heart and imagination. 

IJohn Sep 26, 2014

A great book!!!! LOVED this one except at the very end where it became like that she did everything for nothing. It was very tearful

Feb 07, 2014

It was a pretty good book but the ending is sad.

lakevilla_IDOL Aug 14, 2013

This is a very good book. A bit sad though

I loved it! I loved all of the characters, but the end was really sad :( But it's a very emotional book and that's what makes it good. Heidi has a wonderful daring personality and it really brings to book together. The mom was sweet too and so was Bernie. :)

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