Perfection again. Except for my timing. Forever Rose is really a nativity story. And now it is summer. Not December.
But a Casson story is never wrong. The wrongest thing about it is that it’s the last one. What am I supposed to do now?? No more Cassons… Or could I possibly be wrong? Please tell me there’s hope.
Rose is sad. People keep disappearing, and everyone but her seems to know what she’s getting for Christmas. Even I could work it out.
Caddy is gone. Caddy’s Michael avoids Rose. Saffy is rarely at home, and Indigo is running after Sarah. Eve is ill in her shed. Daddy Casson is unhappy in London, but still in London. Even the pets have vanished, one by one. Rose has a horrible teacher. He’s not as gone as Rose and her class would like. And poor David is there. Poor David.
There are drum kits and there is blood, and zoos play an important part. A baby Jesus is required, and Sarah and Saffy are forcing Rose to read. Rose just Does Not Read!
Friendship and family play the main roles, again. By the end Rose doesn’t feel quite as alone as she did at the beginning. Eve was right, ‘the more the merrier.’
As ever, it’s hard to describe what happens in a Casson family book. Very little, in a way. But it makes you smile. Or you could cry (with happiness).
I envy anyone who has not yet started on the Cassons.