This is a really great, short, intense read! I actually thought it was REALLY REALLY GREAT, which is actually sort of surprising as generally I am not
the hugest fan of prose poetry, but in this case the style of writing really adds to the nature of the story. When Wren and Darra are 8 years old
something terrible happens; Wren is accidentally kidnapped by Darra’s abusive, criminal father and is forced to hide in a garage for days under terrible
conditions which are slightly lessened by Darra’s secret help. Wren eventually escapes and Darra’s dad is sent to prison, yet both girls are scarred
forever by this shared experience. When they unexpectedly meet up as teenagers at summer camp the stage is set for an intense, emotional connection
that leaves both girls heads spinning. Check this book out!
Ms.G is the librarian at the Malone Middle School in Malone, NY.