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Crossing Stones by Helen Frost
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Oct 26, 2011

really liked it
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Crossing Stones tells the stories of four young adults growing up in Michigan during World War I. Muriel, a young woman, her brother Ollie, and family friends Frank and Emma are forced to face the challenges of living in a country at war. These young adults are forced at a young age to deal with death, serious illness, and for Muriel the difficulties, opportunities, and decisions women faced during the women's suffrage movement.
I was not very excited to read this book when i saw that it was written in a poetic format. I thought surely anyone could just stick to the good old fashioned book format and spit out their story. I was pleasantly surprised to see how I appreciated the poetry and how it helped to characterize individuals in the book. I ended up really enjoying the book and enjoyed reading about the theme of womanhood through a feminist lens. Overall I enjoyed the book and would recommend it to anyone.
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