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When Dad Killed Mom by Julius Lester
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Oct 06, 2010

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bookshelves: 2010, ohhhhhhhhhh, r, purtybooks, itwasjustalrightshrug
Read from October 06 to November 12, 2010

When Dad Killed Mom is pretty self explanatory. The dad kills the mom of this little boy named Jeremy and this girl named Jenna. This book was kind of confusing at first, however. The first chapter(there are alternating POV) is Jeremy and he's all sweet and innocent. Next chapter is Jenna and she's a teenager and she starts talking about drawing her private parts ???? Very random. But anyway, I liked the concept of this story and I think more people should know about this book because it is a very interesting scenario. Also, the author surprised me. When I used to see this book at the library, I would recognize Lester's name. Most times he writes historical stuff and I was thinking "well he couldn't have written this. this is about white people!". Ha! And I didn't read this not knowing it was the same Lester whose writing I usually enjoy. Eventually I checked this book out and realized the above mentioned. The only real criticism I have of this book is I think Lester may have been trying a little too hard to write this realistic fiction story and his writing was a little clumsy at times. Other than that, great plot!
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10/23/2010 page 14
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Alysia I would love to use your review in the Mocha Girls Read newsletter, if that is ok with you?

 Imani ♥ ☮ Alysia wrote: "I would love to use your review in the Mocha Girls Read newsletter, if that is ok with you?"

Sure that it is fine with me! It is a rather dated review but I don't mind if you do not.

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