Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Behind You - Jacqueline Woodson

I knew it would be dangerous to read this book at work - crying at the workplace is not a recommended activity. But it was well worth it. Read If You Come Softly first and you will meet Miah and Ellie and fall in love with these characters as they fall in love with each other. They run into difficulties as an interracial couple and their lives unfortunately take a tragic turn. Enter the first box of tissues. Behind You takes a look at all of the characters a year later to see how they are getting on with their lives. Enter tissue box #2. These teen novels are beautifully written and will speak to anyone who has loved and lost someone dear to them - essentially all of us, no matter what your age, race or sexual orientation. Highly recommended, just have the tissues nearby.

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