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Lucretia and the Kroons by Victor LaValle
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Aug 29, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: netgalley

I received a copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

This was a short novella, but full of adventure. I really enjoyed it.

Lucretia’s brother tells her a story about the people upstairs in apartment 6D that frightens and intrigues Lucretia. Her best friend Sunny is struggling with cancer and is supposed to hang out for 2 hours in Lucretia’s apartment. When she doesn’t show up, Lucretia discovers she may have been in apartment 6D and embarks on an adventure to find her.

While it reads like middle grade fiction, it was quite enjoyable for me. I realized the lesson learned here is how to cope with loss and Lucretia’s adventure helps her say goodbye to her friend. It was well written and descriptive. This story had a powerful message about loss and terror.

The book opens with the quote “I wrote these words for everyone who struggles in their youth".” by Lauryn Hill, ‘Everything is Everything’

This is the perfect quote to open this book, as it’s the true meaning of it.

“Louis turned out to be right about one thing, however: Being young didn’t protect anyone. Horrors came for kids, too. She understood that now.”
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Reading Progress

August 29, 2012 – Started Reading
August 29, 2012 – Shelved
August 29, 2012 – Shelved as: netgalley
August 30, 2012 –
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August 30, 2012 – Finished Reading

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