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Keesha's House by Helen Frost
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May 21, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: young-adult-lit
Read in May, 2012

Keesha is a girl in high school who has had a rough life, and found refuge in a safe house run by an older man. She takes it over and keeps it clean and offers a place to stay for other teens like her who need a place to sleep. This book is a collection of poems from a handful of teens who find their way to Keesha's house. They are dealing with a variety serious issues at home such as pregnancy, abuse, abandonment, homosexuality, drinking, etc.

I loved these poems. They were honest, and showed the good intentions and deep insights of these rough teens. I thought the author did a wonderful job of capturing the feelings and events that accompany some of these rough issues that teens face. Although these kids are fictional, the author captured their lives in such a way that these people felt real to me. It was hard to hear about the hard lives that these teens were facing, but it was hopeful that they could make it through by supporting one another.

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