Friday, May 22, 2020

Free Verse by Sarah Dooley

Genre: Middle Grade, Realistic Fiction
Source: I purchased a copy

Sasha is a young girl living in foster care. For a long time it was Sasha her brother Michael and her father. The coal mines took her father. Michael is her everything. He tells her that one day they will leave the small town of Caboose. Before that can happen her firefighter brother is killed on the job.
Sasha’s reflex reaction is to run away. Sasha is introduced to poetry. Through this she finds a way to find herself, to deal with those shadows in her soul. This book was so much more than I expected. I thought it would be a simple book with some nice poetry. Instead I found a girl who has lost her way. While in foster care she learns she is related to the neighbors.  This story is full of different layers. There are so many things for readers to relate to, loss, death, foster care, finding your way through the hardships of poverty.  There are so many things this book can teach.  I absolutely loved it.

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