Thursday, November 13, 2008

After Tupac & D Foster


Woodson, Jacqueline. 2008. After Tupac & D Foster.

Some books leave me a bit speechless. This is one of them. This is one of those strange books that is both about nothing and about everything. The book chronicles the friendship of three girls: the nameless narrator, Neeka, and D Foster over the course of a few years--around three years I think. These years--the middle years between eleven and thirteen--are difficult for most, but the friendship the girls share makes it bearable somehow despite their own individual problems--personal and family.

This one is all about friendship, family, and the meaning of life. It's a bittersweet book in some ways. But always well done. The writing is what you'd expect from Jacqueline Woodson.

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4 comments:

Abby 10:03 AM  

This is one of those strange books that is both about nothing and about everything.

I felt that way about Woodson's Feathers, too. I think that's a really good way to describe it.

(Also, I just have to say that you are a Cybils reading MACHINE! Awesome!)

Anonymous,  11:54 AM  

I didn't like this book at all, really. It was bittersweet, but not that great.

Anonymous,  11:29 AM  

this book was real good there isn't anything wrong with it it just explains everyday life whats so wrong with that.and the book has a good meaning to it.:}

Anonymous,  11:07 PM  

i loved this book alot!!!
because i could relate to it because of my age and mainly because they loved Tupac! It's a very good book. Ive been searching for it to read it again. <3

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