Sunday, July 10, 2016

The Lonely Ones

Fain is lonely.  Her family is struggling to make ends meet, her older brother and sister leave her out, and her best friend moved a way.  To combat the loneliness Fain writes and escapes with the monsters at night.  This book is written in free verse and follows Fain as she navigates new friendships, issues of trust, and the decision to stay with the monsters or try to get her family back.

I enjoyed the book.  The poetry was heartfelt and engaging.  Because of the drinking scene at the party I would recommend this book more for junior high as opposed to the 5th graders at my school.

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