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The Unforgotten Coat by Frank Cottrell Boyce
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Nov 16, 11

bookshelves: middle-grade, immigrant, mystery
Read in November, 2011

Lovely story about a young girl's brief and very strange friendship with two boys from Mongolia. The story's lack of exposition and narration style were very confusing at first--skipping through time without warning, no mention of where the story took place for pages and pages (Liverpool, as it turned out), a few confusingly constructed sentences, etc. If I were a kid reading this I might have given up in frustration. But aside from that flaw, The Unforgotten Coat is a poignant and well-written story that explores the tension between romantic fantasies about refugees and more difficult realities.
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