Happiness Falls

By Angie Kim

When Mia and Eugene’s father goes missing the family is desperate to find him. Eugene and his father have been out for the day and Eugene returns alone, highly distraught. The problem is that Eugene has a condition known as Angelman Syndrome and cannot speak so Mia and her mom can’t find out what happened. And so begins their search to uncover this mystery. This is a brilliant look at how we assume that people’s intelligence is linked to their ability to speak, at parental love and at the lengths to which we will go hold a family together. Great!!!! (You also have to read Miracle Creek by the same author – reviewed earlier)