25 September 2010

Another book (Locomotion)

Locomotion by Jacqueline Woodson, published 2003

Quite a simple read, but it'll make you cry and laugh and want to hug a kid. Maybe your kid, or maybe not. It's all written from Lonnie's point of view in poems. Lonnie is a 5th grader who lives in the city away from his younger sister. A fire took their parents and they've bounced from group homes to foster care. Lonnie asks questions a hurting 5th grader would ask, and does everything he can do to be with his sister more.

Like I said, it's simple, quick, but read it because it'll make you cry.

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