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Feathers by Jacqueline Woodson
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Jan 30, 2008

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bookshelves: read-pre-12-07, work-related, from-library, fiction, children-or-ya
Read in October, 2007

Normally, I find Woodson's novels to be spot-on -- she has a wonderful talent for packing a ton of character development and beauty into very short novels, like The House You Pass Along the Way and I Hadn't Meant to Tell You This. Feathers, while it is still an excellent novel, doesn't quite live up to its predecessors. Woodson tackles a lot of issues in this novel -- religion, race relations, deafness, hope in the face of dismal odds -- and she doesn't quite tie them all together as well as she normally does. Still, a lesser Woodson novel is still better than a lot of the other stuff out there, so it's still recommended.

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