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Ship of Souls by Zetta Elliott
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Dmitri’s entire world is turned on its ear when, at eleven, his mother loses her battle with breast cancer. Because he’s being shuffled between foster care and his new home, starting a new school, and finding new friends, he’s more than just a little off kilter, to say the least. So, he shouldn’t be too surprised when the injured bird he rescues from the park turns out to be anything but a bird, right?

Dmitri, or D as he comes to be called, is an example of entirely too many kids in this day and age. He’s being raised by his mother and has no idea who his father is. When his mother dies, he’s on his own. Left without any family, he becomes a ward of the state, but he’s okay with that. He’s even okay with the idea of being fostered by an elderly white woman, as odd as it seems at the time. His easy manner and ability to adapt to the situation are what guide him along in his quest to help Nuru, the otherworldly being he found in the park, ferry lost souls to their final resting place.

He’s a good kid who’s had a bit of bad luck, but makes it work for him as best as he can. It was nice to see a story about a misfit who not only finds his fit, but also his purpose. D takes his passion for math and bird watching and embraces them, giving himself some kind of focus in his out-of-focus world.

Ship of Souls is a different sort of story sure to catch your attention and hold it tight. An entertaining novel that's good for any age. Its inventive storyline and charming band of misfit characters will intrigue you. It’ll also help reassure you that no matter how lost you’ve become, there will be someone there waiting to help you find your way home. It may be in the form of a friend or an otherworldly being like Nuru, but you will find your guide.

A charming story, well worth the read.
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Reading Progress

Started Reading
April 18, 2012 – Finished Reading
April 21, 2012 – Shelved
April 21, 2012 – Shelved as: contemporary
April 21, 2012 – Shelved as: action-adventure
April 21, 2012 – Shelved as: non-erotic
April 21, 2012 – Shelved as: paranormal
April 21, 2012 – Shelved as: young-adult

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