Jacqueline Woodson's novel in verse about growing up in the different worlds of Ohio, South Carolina and New York. She has loving parents who do not stay together for too long. It is difficult to move between the culture of the North and South and Woodson's words from a child's view point are so poignant, always reminded by the times of civil rights and unrest, being Jehovah's witnesses, but always knowing they are loved deeply. School is where Woodson discovers her love of words, writing, and creating stories. The friendships and relationships Woodson describes are deep and profound. I d...
BJ Neary's insight:
Just a great, great book by a great, great author about growing up, family, and her passion writing!
Lots of great series books - here is my comment: "When I saw Marissa Meyer’s Hundred Book Challenge she read Veronica Rossi’s series (Under The Never Sky, Through the Ever Night and Into the Still Night during the first quarter) and now I am going to binge read these over the break and I can’t wait!
When I saw Marissa Meyer's One Hundred Book Challenge, she had read all three of Veronica Rossi's books in the first quarter of the year, one right after the other. Now I know why!!! I finished the first book, Under the Never Sky, last night and jumped right into the 2nd book, Through the Ever Night. To say I am in love with this story, the main characters Aria and Perry and their "relationship", their quests, and everything and everyone in this fascinating dystopian world is an understatement. Rossi has spun a mesmerizing world of Scires, Seers, life as a Savage and life as a Dweller wit...
BJ Neary's insight:
Oh my, I am loving this first installment by Veronica Rossi and I plan to read all three of the Under The Never Sky books this winter break!
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