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Locomotion by Jacqueline Woodson
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really liked it
bookshelves: ya-lit

I always forget how much I enjoy Jacqueline Woodson's book until I'm 15 pages into them. Locomotion was the same. Written in verse, Locomotion is an 11-year-old's story of the loss of his parents, his caring foster mother, and his love for his sister.

What makes this memorable is the authenticity of Locomotion's voice in the poems. They really feel like an 11 year old's poems with the real insights that can be found in a person's poetry. You can sense his hesitation that his writing will not seem cool to his classmates, his reluctance to share his poetry with anyone, and the sense of accomplishment he has despite those reservations.
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Reading Progress

January 23, 2017 – Shelved
January 23, 2017 – Shelved as: to-read
January 24, 2017 – Started Reading
January 25, 2017 – Finished Reading
January 29, 2017 – Shelved as: ya-lit

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