This book tackled a slew of issues all at one time and did an okay job touching them all but the overall theme of love was well told. This is a great book to open up for discussion with your teen or with your friends or classmates. It's still really hard for me to believe that these racial boundaries still exist, but I know they do. A very brave and thought provoking read with an unpredictable ending.
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Crumble by Fleur Philips
Typically, I blog here mainly on YA Dystopians (or so it seems) but this book caught my attention in a very different way. Crumble (YA Fiction Finalist in the 2013 International Book Awards), by Fleur Philips is one of those raw, exposing, real reads that really makes you open your eyes and think, "wow, there are people out there that really think like this in today's age." This is a story about racial boundaries, intolerance, hatred and most of all love. Philips builds a world that could be any place really...could be your own backyard. In this small town in Montana Sarah McKnight is secretly seeing David Brooks because the town and most importantly, Sarah's father, looks down upon interracial relationships, but what happens when Sarah realizes that her problem is much bigger than just a white and black issue?