Sue's Cuppa Tea
Everyone of us in the bookclub loved it. We laughed, we cried, we got a different perspective on life. Flying back and forth to the day of the crash while following Edward the lone survivor of a plane crash: this book is one we need to talk about.
2 young Chinese immigrants whose mom is long gone now have to bury their father. According to Chinese custom this must be done a certain way. The are alone in a mining town in America's early days of the Gold Rush. Mythical, dramatic and intense this gives us a different perspectiv of the Old West. One that does not match the stories passed down but it brimming with adventure, customs and drama. I have never read a book quite look it and am a better person because of it. Thoroguhy enjoyed.
I think we are all programmed to do the right thing. Live and adult in a certain way. The older we get the more we need to connect to our genuine selves. With kids grown and a sense of oh cr*@ I'm middle aged we have the time and sometimes the confidence to experience who we truly are. What does this mean. Loved living through her journey.
Love this! Funny and unapologetically honest. We need more of this in life. 3 women getting along and supporting one another? YES! We all are different and we should be embracing this instead of nailing eachother to the wall. We need real adult conversations instead of polite to eachothers face-- while trashing behind their backs. Wear the tutu. Fly your freak flag-- but most of all BE KIND
I fell in love with Elizabeth Acevedo when I listened to her speak at Children's Institute last June. What a powerful and sincere voice in literature. A former MS teacher she relates to YA so spot on. Her voice in this novel sounds like you are sitting with the sisters as they navigate finding each other while grieving for their beloved father. This is told in verse and is so lyrical and beautifully done it will appeal to young and old. Loved Poet X and this will not disappoint!