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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.
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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