2013 Newbery Read Book 11 Done Short book…

2013 Newbery Read, Book 11
Done. Short book. Powerful. So honest, brutally honest. It does not feel like I just read a novel. It felt REAL. The emotional trajectory pulls the reader through and although there is not a lot of poetic or evocative language, there is a highly poetic rhythm in the prose: sentence after sentence, flowing like water: sometimes trickling like a small stream and other times roaring like a mighty river in a storm. I think this is one of my favorite titles by this author. And although judging from the design and the subject matter, one will quickly put it on the YA shelf, I can see broad appeal to Young YA (13/14) readers.

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March 20, 2012 · 2:17 pm

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