Book of the Day: The View from the Very Best House in Town

Saturday, April 9, 2022
All Day


Sam and Asha. Asha and Sam. Their friendship is so long established, they take it for granted. Just as Asha takes for granted that Donnybrooke, the mansion that sits on the highest hill in Coreville, is the best house in town. But when Sam is accepted into snobbish Castleton Academy as an autistic “Miracle Boy,” he leaves Asha,who is also autistic, to navigate middle school alone. He also leaves her wondering if she can take anything for granted anymore. Because soon Sam is avoiding her and spending his free time with Asha’s nemesis, Prestyn. Her family owns Donnybrooke, Asha’s dream house, but since a neighborhood party gone wrong, they have forbidden Asha from setting foot inside.
Who is Asha without Sam? And who will she be when it becomes clear that Prestyn’s interest in her friend isn’t so friendly? told from the points of view of Asha, Sam, and Donnybrooke itself, this suspenseful, inventive, debut shows that “best,” whether applied to friends or houses, is a complicated term.