Well, first I guess that I’ll have to admit to a narcissistic Google habit. But it is fun to see where my books have turned up. There is one site that always makes me smile when it turns up in the search. SAVING THE GRIFFIN is on a list of books for boys.
Now I know that boys have liked this story. In fact, the young friend of one of my writer friends told her that it was his favorite book. (I expect that it will be displaced in his heart if it hasn’t been already, but for it to have been anyone’s favorite book for any length of time is something that I treasure.) The librarian who placed SAVING THE GRIFFIN on the list had probably forgotten that the book’s narrator is a girl.
But if you look beyond that fact, I can see how it might have happened. During the novel’s final revision, I remember discussing the book with my editor in terms of it being Kate’s story. She said firmly, “It’s Michael’s story, too.”
I think she was right.