Eleven-year-old Akira, eight-year-old Shigeru, and four-year-old Yuki must fend for themselves after their mother abandons them to be with a new boyfriend. Initially she is gone for about a month, and then later, after she's been gone many months, it becomes apparent to Akira that she is never coming back. The story was inspired by true events in Tokyo, which made it all the more heart breaking to read. I won't spoil anything for you, but I will tell you that I despised the ending! It left me shaking my head and wondering HOW an author could end a story the way it ended. Now that a bit of time has passed since I finished the book, I realize that the ending might be exactly the way the real events transpired.
Middle School former Teacher Librarian - then MYP math and science. Update... VERY recently retired! Still adjusting that I'm not just on summer vacation!!!
Just didn't enjoy it as much as Shadow and Bone. I just felt like the author was really trying a bit too hard to draw this story out. I was able to put it down several times and I couldn't put Shadow and Bone down so there's the differen...
The Grisha triology is a fantasy series that I really enjoyed. I reread the last book because I thought I wasn't remembering something. I'm a bit confused because I've started King of Scars and Nikolai isn't as I remembered. Don't want...
by Tahereh Mafi
I’m not usually someone who enjoys a story that is predominantly about the attraction between two people BUT I did like this one. The setting is one year after 9/11 and 16 year old Shirin, an American born Muslim whose family moves freq...
I love a good mystery, and although I correctly guessed the murderer in the first chapter, I still thoroughly enjoyed the twists and turns.