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Peace, Locomotion by Jacqueline Woodson
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Oct 21, 10

bookshelves: young-adult-literature
Read in October, 2010

Peace,Locomotion by Jacqueline Woodson
Dealing with grief/Family/Coming of Age

This novel was very moving. An uplifting quick read that leaves you wanting to be a better person. The book is composed of letters written by a sixth grade boy, Lonnie, to his sister Lilly. They have both been in foster care for a number of years and although they both love their foster families, they miss each other quite a bit. Lonnie is a remarkable kid who loves to write and is an aspiring poet. He learns the importance of family as he stays close to his sister, becomes a true part of his foster family, and accepts the loss of his parents. The novel contains smoe strong anti-war overtones but I thought that it was handled well. The main message of the book is peace. This is an uplifting quick read that leaves you wanting to be a better person. I would recommend it to anyone!
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