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The Tiger Rising by Kate DiCamillo
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really liked it
bookshelves: young-adult
Read 2 times. Last read September 1, 2016.

Second time through this short, stunning book, both times as a read-aloud with Tween. The first time through, my boy was in 2nd grade, and this was the first book that touched him so deeply he wept until he couldn't read the words on the page. This book taught him the power of literature to move us through its perspective on truth and beauty. At the time he wailed, "Why? Why are we reading this sad, sad book?" But it didn't diminish his desire to read - even the sad books. If anything, it taught him to lovingly anticipate the heart-and-mind adventures that await him in Storyland.

Which tells you little about the book itself. Broken boy discovers broken tiger in a cage in the Florida woods. Broken boy meets broken girl and introduces her to Tiger. Together they find the courage to face their individual hurts and find healing which passes to others as well. A beautiful coming-of-age story by one of our favorite authors.
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September 1, 2016 – Shelved
September 1, 2016 – Shelved as: young-adult
September 1, 2016 – Finished Reading

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