Saturday, February 21, 2015

Book Review: Paper Things by Jennifer Richard Jacobson

Title: Paper Things 
Author: Jennifer Richard Jacobson 
Year: ©2015
My Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥
Genre: Middle Grade 
Format: ARC;Paperback 
Sources: Author
Publishers: Candlewick Press™



                         ♝Paper Things♝

When forced to choose between staying with her guardian and being with her big brother, Ari chose her big brother. There’s just one problem—Gage doesn’t actually have a place to live. When Ari’s mother died four years ago, she had two final wishes: that Ari and her older brother, Gage, would stay together always, and that Ari would go to Carter, the middle school for gifted students. So when nineteen-year-old Gage decides he can no longer live with their bossy guardian, Janna, Ari knows she has to go with him. But it’s been two months, and Gage still hasn’t found them an apartment. He and Ari have been "couch surfing," staying with Gage’s friend in a tiny apartment, crashing with Gage’s girlfriend and two roommates, and if necessary, sneaking into a juvenile shelter to escape the cold Maine nights. But all of this jumping around makes it hard for Ari to keep up with her schoolwork, never mind her friendships, and getting into Carter starts to seem impossible. Will Ari be forced to break one of her promises to Mama? Told in an open, authentic voice, this nuanced story of hiding in plain sight may have readers thinking about homelessness in a whole new way.

                        ☏My Thoughts☎

This, is a great middle grade book that will captive young and older readers.Jacobson is a great author even though I only read one of her books. I really like the cover. Its just so simple with a moon and a paper house with smoke blowing up through the chimney. I highly recommend this book to everyone looking for something new to read. The story is very sad and depressing that I'm glad that I could connect with Ari, our main character. Its sad when all you want is happiness and feel love from someone. When going along with Ari I realised that even the simplest things in life I took for granted and to see her so lonely put tears to my eyes.

 Jacobson really inspired me that life could be worse for me and I should be happy about what I have even if its not expensive. Blessings come and go, and what really touched me was her mother dying. I would'nt know what I would do without my mom because, as girls we lean on our mom to tell us what to do or just be there emotional. I cannot rave about this book enough and I already recommend this to my book club member. Please share this book because you will not be disappointed.

           ♙Jennifer Richard Jacobson♙

Jennifer Richard Jacobson has written many books for young readers, including stories about Andy Shane. She lives in Yarmouth, Maine. 




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