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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