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Blue Like Friday by Siobhán Parkinson
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Oct 07, 08

bookshelves: 4-6grade, 6-8grade, realisticfiction
Read in October, 2008

I guess poignant is a good descriptor for this book -- at points it is also quite funny. I am not entirely sure about the narrator's voice -- she seems slightly inconsistent, both too wise and too dense at various times. But, I guess any 12-year-old might be exactly like that: getting to be adult like sometimes, and yet very childish at other times. The kite as a metaphor is not quite subtle, although also quite beautiful. I guess my feelings are quite mixed about this book. Definitely enjoyed the journey with these two slightly odd kids but often felt unsettled and slightly bewildered, not quite able to put my fingers on exactly where the authors want to take me emotionally.
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