Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Infinite Pieces of Us by Rebekah Crane - OPTIONAL

Infinite Pieces of Us by Rebekah Crane, 250 pages.  Skyscape, 2018.  $17.

Language: R (83 swears, 2 ‘f’); Mature Content: R (lots of sexual innuendo and body words, some LGBT); Violence: G



Esther, 16, and her family have moved from Ohio to Truth and Consequences, New Mexico because of something Esther did.  But you’d better not tell anyone.  Both girls are being homeschooled in order to help hide the secret, but that doesn’t keep the girls from going to church, or running, or to the local coffee drive thru. Esther finds a small, tight group of friends who can help her through her own trauma in their wacky way, but will she be there when her sister is ready to dive straight into her own trouble?

The lengths that people will go to avoid “embarrassment” just astounds me.  Esther and her sister are damaged by their mother and stepfather’s actions and they have to blindly grope towards healing, like too many teens today, when they need love and understanding instead.  I read almost straight through the day.  

Cindy, Middle School Librarian, MLS

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