Sunday, July 1, 2012

July 2012

Red Glass

Red Glass, by 

I really enjoyed this YA novel as it describes Sophie, a anxious teen, and her journey to Mexico. I loved all the characters, especially Dika, the Bosnian war survivor full of personality. The novel is amazingly multicultural, without feeling forced. The story deals with illegal immigration, guerrilla warfare, violence, family, love and loss in a very human way. Excellent novel."

Sue said, "Beautiful writing tells the tale of a teen with anxiety who learns that she can be strong. It's told within the context of illegal immigration, survivors of war and guerrilla activity, love for others who are different from yourself, and has some strong symbols of things people cling to when their world is shattered. Great read."