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All the Broken Pieces by Ann E. Burg
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Matt's birth mother was Vietnamese and his father was an American soldier who abandoned him and his younger brother. He was air-lifted out of his war-torn country and adopted by loving American parents, but is having a very difficult adjustment in his new home. He's haunted by past experiences in Vietnam and subjected to cruel discrimination by kids at school and on the baseball team. I totally loved this moving, free-verse story. The setting (post-Vietnam) is unusual and historically interesting. The themes of the book (prejudice, bullying. guilt, effects of war and of love) are timeless. The free verse writing is amazingly powerful. It reads quickly but leaves an impact.
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