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BOOK NAME: Feathers
AUTHOR: Jaqueline Woodson
“Hope is the thing with feathers” was Frannie’s favorite poem. Frannie is a twelve-year-old girl who lives during the time of segregation. She was born in an African-American family and has a brother who is deaf. At school she is bullied by two boys named RayRay and Trevor, and there’s some new kid from the white side of town moves into the town and now goes to their school. To make matters worse Frannie’s mom has been acting a little weird when she finds out that she’s pregnant. The story is all about how Frannie struggles through tough times in and out of her private life.
I would give this book 3 out of 5. It was pretty hard understanding at parts but by the end it got easier. It’s kind of an interesting topic in a sort of way that it’s not the usual thing that you see sometimes in books. It is definitely not the kind of book that has action in every chapter, but it’s more about what’s going on around the characters. I was glad to see that it was a short read just because I needed to take a break from those heavier books.
Post in the comments if you have ever felt strange at a new school or felt left out and can relate to Frannie.