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A Corner of the Universe by Ann M. Martin
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Jan 01, 10

bookshelves: middle-grades
Read in January, 2010

Larrin and I are reading a couple of Newberry-winning books at the same time to see what we think of them. I started this one while she's reading Hope was Here. Liking it so far.

Update: I liked this book. It had some great themes about finding out who you are, being true to who you are, and even facing fears. As a book for middle-grade readers, it has some concepts that I think need discussing for these younger readers, and I'm hesitating slightly about having my 9-year-old read it just yet. There are a few things I'm not sure she's mature enough for yet: there are several references to Adam staring at Angel's breasts, and there's a scene where Adam runs up to Angel's room and opens the door to find her in there with her boyfriend. There isn't really a detailed description of the scene, but it does mention that she scrambles to put her shirt on. So . . . while that scene was actually important to the plot, I'm not sure it's really appropriate for an elementary school kid.

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