So sad. Found I sympathised a LOT more with the mum than I did when I read as a child. Also it was a bit political - all the stuff about Los Alamos and her Uncle's views on why have nuclear weapons - which I also missed when I was younger.
(Also been rereading Paula Danziger, wish I hadn't. Loved as a child but now - so poorly written! And VERY dated. The Cat Ate My Gymsuit, The Pistachio Prescription, etc)
Tiger Eyes is one of my favourite books, I read it 100's of times when I was younger, still have it and haven't read it for ages, must dig it ou! I loved Deenie too, the mothers in those two books had real character that I didn't understand when I was younger!!! I also used to love Homecoming and Dicey's Song which were by Cynthia Voigt I think, and Second Star to the Right (-about anorexia) which is brilliantly written by Deborah Hautzig. And then there was am English book I think called Your Friend Rebecca, by Linda Hoy which was about a girl whose mum died. Must dig them all out and re-read them!!