"The Clancys of Queens" by Tara Clancy is a memoire of the author, a girl growing up in Queens. Tara is the character told in the style of Scout-Ramona-Junie B. She is every teacher's nightmare, she is adventurous, and she is "the fun one". Tara lives with her mother in a basement apartment in her grandma's house. Grandma is a hoot. The story follows her growing up years spending alternate weekends between her father's one room shed that he rents and her mother's boyfriend, Mark, who is Colin Powell's neighbor in the Hamptons.
Clancy's writing is hilarious and eloquent. I love the way she strings the words together. It's not a heavy read, but does give pause to how one looks at other people. Her character building is superb. 4 stars. I received this book in exchange for an honest review from First to Read.