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Author: Francesca Lia Block

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Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers, ©2010

Material: hard cover

Summary: We follow the story of a girl's life from childhood until she becomes a woman. She learns about letting go so she can change her life. This is a narrative poem.

Type of Reading: anytime reading, independent reading,

Recommended Age: read together: 12 and up; read yourself: 14 and up

Interest Level: 13 and up

Young Reader Reaction: I picked this book because I liked it better than the other choices. It did change after the first chapter. It was pretty mild poetry, but there was a raw vibe to it. I did like the book. It was very interesting and imaginative. I loved the talk that is poetic. I don't like to read, but if I had to buy a book, it would be in this category.

Adult Reader Reaction: Review pending.

Pros: The adventurist vibe of the book and the poetic touches were great.

Cons: The raw words she used in situations involving a man could be too much for some.

Borrow or Buy: Borrow. I don't like to read, but if I had to buy a book it would be like this one.

If You Liked This Book, Try: BLOOD ROSES   INK EXCHANGE   THE COFFIN CLUB (Vampire Kisses, 5)

Educational Themes: This is a book that offers you the chance to show poetry as a story-telling device.

Notes: The publisher donated an advance review copy to the Reading Tub knowing it would receive an unbiased review. We will donate this book to a nonprofit for literacy.

Literary Categories: Fiction - poetry, young adult

Date(s) Reviewed: February 2010

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