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The Distance Between Me and the Cherry Tree by Paola Peretti
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A simple but charmingly bittersweet story about a young girl coming to terms with the fact that she is losing her sight. It's great to see a novel for young readers that tackles the notion of disability and difference with such honesty and sensitivity; enhanced, no doubt, by the fact that the author has the same condition as her protagonist.

The narrative voice is believably youthful and naive, and the translation from Italian was clearly handled well. Though poignant, it didn’t delve as deep as it could have, and so didn't hit me in the gut quite as much as I hoped. Still, it’s a book with a lovely message about self-acceptance and the importance of friendship that I could easily recommend.
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Reading Progress

September 7, 2018 – Shelved
September 7, 2018 – Shelved as: to-read
September 7, 2018 – Shelved as: childrens-and-ya
September 11, 2018 – Shelved as: translated
November 4, 2018 – Started Reading
November 5, 2018 – Finished Reading

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