Rita Williams-Garcia, the author of One Crazy Summer, takes her readers on an adventure back in time in Oakland, California, in 1968 in search of the mother who abandoned them. One Crazy summer is about three sisters who go and visit their mom who abandoned them at a young age. They go to Oakland California to visit her. But when they get their she isn’t treating them like family she is treating them like her slaves. Will they every get treated like family?
The setting of One Crazy Summer takes place in two different places in the United States. When the story starts, they are in Brooklyn, New York In the cold. As the story goes on the go to the hot Oakland California. The main characters in One Crazy Summer are the oldest sister Delphine, Middle sister Vonetta, Youngest sister Fern, Fern’s doll miss patty cakes, their grandpa big pa, their grandma big Ma, And their abandoned mom Cecile Johnson. Here's a quote in the book that I really like because it's summing up the story “ Cecile Johnson-mammal birth giver, alive, an abandoner-is our mother.”
One Crazy Summer, won four awards Newbery honor award, Scott o’dell award, National book award, and coretta scott king award. Rita is from New York just like the sisters in the book. One crazy Summer made me sad at sometimes because it’s sad to hear their story about her mom taking them out of her life. It also made me feel that I want to cry because it’s sad to think that a mom who once loved them take them out of her life. Again will they ever get treated like family?