Friday, May 18, 2012

Pearl by Jo Knowles - OPTIONAL

Knowles, Jo Pearl, 216 pgs. Henry Holt and Co., 2011. Mature Content:  PG-13, Language: PG-13 (10+ swears, 2 Fs). 

Pearl’s identity has been a bit of a mystery to her because her mother refuses to tell her who her father is. Lucky for Pearl, her best friend and neighbor, Henry, has had a similar experience that he can relate to because he doesn’t know who is father is either. After fourteen years of mystery and amateur detective work, a series of events helps each to find their own form of closure.  

I liked the issues that were raised in this book. It would be good for a child of a gay parent to read as well as anyone who has ever struggled with finding answers about the past. 

OPTIONAL, HS Only. Shauna, Reading teacher.

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