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Running through my ruined town,
against my back.
Plowing through blocks
strewn with heaps of
in a marshland
In March 2011, a massive tsunami devastates Japan. Kai, a biracial teen from a coastal village, loses nearly everyone and everything in the storm.
When he’s offered a trip to New York to meet kids whose lives were changed by 9/11, Kai decides to look for his estranged father. Visiting Ground Zero on its tenth anniversary, Kai realizes the only way to make something good come out of the disaster back home is to return there and help rebuild his town.
Heartrending yet hopeful, Leza Lowitz’s novel-in-verse is a story about loss, survival, and starting anew.
I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review.
I’ve been doing this thing over the past couple years where if I read a narrative told in a series of poems, I usually attempt to write a review in a similar way. Here goes nothing!
the pages. My heart
racing, hoping Kai will survive.
Hoping I will survive.
Coping seems hard and I
hurt for Kai. Poor baby.
Can I shelter him?
Pretty words that
pop off the page. Pages that flip
Emotions that hurt.
Characters that grow.
Overall, my mind might not
be blown but my heart sure does
About the Author
A California girl living in Tokyo, where she writes and runs a yoga studio. For over two decades, she has been charting her quest in twenty books in many genres. She is interested in ideas of identity and history. How is culture shaped, and how are we shaped by it? All of her books deal with notions of finding home. She loves reading, dogs, and chocolate–preferably all at the same time.
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