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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

The Orange Houses (YA)

The Orange Houses (YA)

YA realistic fiction, this book is told in alternating chapters from the point of view of three characters, Mik, Fatima and Jimmy.  Mik is a teenage girl trying to deal with her deafness.  Fatima is an illegal immigrant who befriends Mik.  Jimmy is a young veteran dealing with post-traumatic stress.  All three live in the same apartment project--the orange houses.  Their lives interconnect in ways that will shock the reader.  This book is gritty at times but is a good, quick read.  I think both boy and girl readers would enjoy it.  I borrowed this book from the public library.  It was on the book list for a Young Adult Literature class I am taking.

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