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An #ownvoices novel in verse about an Indian American girl whose life is turned upside down when her mother is diagnosed with leukemia. Reha feels torn between two worlds: school, where she’s the only Indian American student, and home, with her family’s traditions and holidays. But Reha’s parents don’t understand why she’s conflicted—they only notice when Reha doesn’t meet An #ownvoices novel in verse about an Indian American girl whose life is turned upside down when her mother is diagnosed with leukemia. Reha feels torn between two worlds: school, where she’s the only Indian American student, and home, with her family’s traditions and holidays. But Reha’s parents don’t understand why she’s conflicted—they only notice when Reha doesn’t meet their strict expectations. Reha feels disconnected from her mother, or Amma, although their names are linked—Reha means “star” and Punam means “moon”—but they are a universe apart. Then Reha finds out that her Amma is sick. Really sick. Reha, who dreams of becoming a doctor even though she can’t stomach the sight of blood, is determined to make her Amma well again. She’ll be the perfect daughter, if it means saving her Amma’s life.


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An #ownvoices novel in verse about an Indian American girl whose life is turned upside down when her mother is diagnosed with leukemia. Reha feels torn between two worlds: school, where she’s the only Indian American student, and home, with her family’s traditions and holidays. But Reha’s parents don’t understand why she’s conflicted—they only notice when Reha doesn’t meet An #ownvoices novel in verse about an Indian American girl whose life is turned upside down when her mother is diagnosed with leukemia. Reha feels torn between two worlds: school, where she’s the only Indian American student, and home, with her family’s traditions and holidays. But Reha’s parents don’t understand why she’s conflicted—they only notice when Reha doesn’t meet their strict expectations. Reha feels disconnected from her mother, or Amma, although their names are linked—Reha means “star” and Punam means “moon”—but they are a universe apart. Then Reha finds out that her Amma is sick. Really sick. Reha, who dreams of becoming a doctor even though she can’t stomach the sight of blood, is determined to make her Amma well again. She’ll be the perfect daughter, if it means saving her Amma’s life.

30 review for Red, White, and Whole

  1. 5 out of 5

    Reading_ Tam_ Ishly

    ***It's just that I cannot stop crying 😢 *2021 favourite* "No matter where I go, America or India, I don't quite fit." . . . "I am not expected to like boys, I am not expected to date. But all day long on the radio, people sing about falling in love, about hearts breaking and mending and breaking again. And I wonder what it would be like to follow mine." . . . *For those who don't want spoilers of Star Wars, give this book a miss if you can. (*When books spoil things for you when it guesses every single person i ***It's just that I cannot stop crying 😢 *2021 favourite* "No matter where I go, America or India, I don't quite fit." . . . "I am not expected to like boys, I am not expected to date. But all day long on the radio, people sing about falling in love, about hearts breaking and mending and breaking again. And I wonder what it would be like to follow mine." . . . *For those who don't want spoilers of Star Wars, give this book a miss if you can. (*When books spoil things for you when it guesses every single person is well versed with Star Wars. FYI, I have yet to read or watch the series or whatever it is 😩) . . . Amar Chitra Kathas! Amen. Kudos, author for bringing it up. . . . *The story deals heavily with the themes of immigrants, battling cancer, death and grief. I know this story has taken a piece of my heart. Such a good, memorable read. The story is so close to my heart now because I know what it means to have someone close to you battling cancer. 2021, I love you.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Rajani LaRocca

    This is a book of my heart. Although the story is fictional, there are so many aspects of this book that were inspired directly from my own experiences growing up as an immigrant in the 1980s. I can't wait to share it with the world, and I hope you enjoy reading it. This is a book of my heart. Although the story is fictional, there are so many aspects of this book that were inspired directly from my own experiences growing up as an immigrant in the 1980s. I can't wait to share it with the world, and I hope you enjoy reading it.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Mimi

    Be right back, I'm gonna go hug my mom now and try not to bawl my eyes out Be right back, I'm gonna go hug my mom now and try not to bawl my eyes out

  4. 4 out of 5

    Fanna

    July 02, 2020: THE COVER IS HERE and- cutenessss. June 10, 2020: This has just been announced by the author and I'm so very excited for this middle-grade story about a young daughter of Indian immigrants; no number of such books can be many. None. July 02, 2020: THE COVER IS HERE and- cutenessss. June 10, 2020: This has just been announced by the author and I'm so very excited for this middle-grade story about a young daughter of Indian immigrants; no number of such books can be many. None.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Andy

    Thank you to Harper Collins & HarperKids for sending me a finishing copy in exchange for an honest review and promotion. All opinions are my own. This was such a lovely novel in verse, I truly cherished the story of Reha. Reha is a young Indian-American girl. She's torn between two worlds: her life at school in the USA and her life at home with her Indian family. She feels increasingly disconnected from her parents and then she learns her mom is very sick. Red, White, and Whole is an intimate lo Thank you to Harper Collins & HarperKids for sending me a finishing copy in exchange for an honest review and promotion. All opinions are my own. This was such a lovely novel in verse, I truly cherished the story of Reha. Reha is a young Indian-American girl. She's torn between two worlds: her life at school in the USA and her life at home with her Indian family. She feels increasingly disconnected from her parents and then she learns her mom is very sick. Red, White, and Whole is an intimate look at what it feels like to have your identity feel torn in two. I loved Reha's curiosity and her love for her friends and family. This book was so wholesome, though it did make me tear up at the end. The amount of unconditional love Reha and her parents have for each other was so sweet. I loved it a lot. Reha is such a bright young star and I loved seeing her learn more about herself and what she wants. I think she'll achieve great things and I loved seeing part of her life.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Kathie

    Thank you to Edelweiss+ and the publisher for an eARC of this book. A 5 star must read! I was anxious to read this book because I enjoyed the author's debut, MIDSUMMER'S MAYHEM, but I was completely blown away by this beautifully written historical fiction novel in verse. In 225 pages, with such few words, the author shares this touching story about Reha who straddles two worlds; that of her Indian family and their community, and her American friends at school. When her mother is diagnosed with a Thank you to Edelweiss+ and the publisher for an eARC of this book. A 5 star must read! I was anxious to read this book because I enjoyed the author's debut, MIDSUMMER'S MAYHEM, but I was completely blown away by this beautifully written historical fiction novel in verse. In 225 pages, with such few words, the author shares this touching story about Reha who straddles two worlds; that of her Indian family and their community, and her American friends at school. When her mother is diagnosed with a serious illness, Reha realizes that her family is what matters most, and hopes being a dutiful daughter will make her mother well again. But she soon discovers that she will need both of her worlds to support her as her mother weakens and her future may be unimaginable. This will be one of those stories that I think about for a long time. I loved the time period in which is was set, since I was a similar age at the character in 1983 and related to many of the music and clothing references of her classmates. On the other hand, I enjoyed seeing the celebrations and observances of her Indian heritage that is so different from my own. As a reader, we got a clear sense of how difficult it was for Reha to straddle two very different worlds, and her desire to do things her parents wouldn't let her do. I loved watching both Reha's worlds come together to support her when she needed care, and watching Reha confront the fear that was a roadblock to her future dreams. This is a book I highly recommend and would love to see added to collections.

  7. 5 out of 5

    ash ♡

    this was so, so gorgeously written and i may or may not have cried over the ending <3 rtc!! 4 stars

  8. 5 out of 5

    Autumn Byrd

    FC was given by HarperCollins in exchange for an honest review. This review is being published before the release date (February 2nd, 2021) Content/Trigger Warnings: Racism, themes of displacement, terminally ill loved one (cancer), loss of a loved one, grief Friends, this book put me in all the feels. As someone who walks the line of two worlds, the themes of this book had me quaking. And the fact that it’s told in verse was the cherry on top! Truly, this book is so beautifully written and the FC was given by HarperCollins in exchange for an honest review. This review is being published before the release date (February 2nd, 2021) Content/Trigger Warnings: Racism, themes of displacement, terminally ill loved one (cancer), loss of a loved one, grief Friends, this book put me in all the feels. As someone who walks the line of two worlds, the themes of this book had me quaking. And the fact that it’s told in verse was the cherry on top! Truly, this book is so beautifully written and there’s not a single doubt within me, this book will touch so many people. I feel truly honored that I could be given a final copy to read and share with all of you my love for this story! Our story follows Reha, an Indian American, who loves K-Pop, dreams of becoming a doctor (despite being woozy at the sight of blood), and yearns to find a balance as she navigates the between her two worlds. One world where she’s the only Indian American student and the other, a world filled with her family and community’s culture. As Reha tries to navigate her teenage years, at terrible kind of news will cause Reha to face new challenges. Challenges she never expected to experience. I can’t say it enough, I love the themes within this book and I think they’re tremendously important. One of the biggest themes about this book is the feeling of displacement and trying to find the place where you fit in. For me, this theme hit so close to home. As someone who grew up with their culture and having to learn my dialect from the beginning, but also growing up going to a regular public school and being the only half Native student, being white-passing, there was never a time where I didn’t feel like I was walking a line between those two worlds. So reading this book and how the main character struggles to find their place between both of those worlds, it really struck a cord with me. And I think that theme alone is going to make so many biracial readers feel seen. I find in literature it’s hard to find books that accurately represent what it means to be biracial and how big of a role displacement can play. Truly, the author did a wonderful job at bringing those feelings and thoughts to life with this book, and I really appreciated seeing everything come together they way they did. “You belong to both, and they both belong to you. You will find your way in making those two streams one. You will write your own story, and it will be beautiful, because it is yours.” The other major theme of this book is navigating life with a terminally ill loved one and more specifically, when the loved one is a parent. Not only does the author have a beautiful way with words, but the way the author brings Reha’s feelings and thoughts to life as she experiences this tragedy is so well written. The author doesn’t shy away from showing a wide variety of feelings, thoughts, and actions. I think anyone who has had a terminally ill loved one or has had to face losing someone they care about will feel an instant connection with Reha. I couldn’t stop crying (for a plethora of reasons), but this really hit home. I think the author did a fantastic job at writing about this theme in a very respectful way and you can tell that the author was writing from a personal experience. There’s so much that I fell in love with throughout this book and if you were it ask if there was anything I didn’t like, I’d say you’re being ludicrous. I loved the K-Pop references and how some of the titles were references to popular songs of the 80’s. Reha, our main character, was such a wonderful character to follow throughout this book. Her perspective was filled with layers of constant changing feelings and thoughts especially as she was navigating this time in her life. What I truly loved most was the author’s not at the end. I loved reading about the author’s experiences and how they were able to take those experiences, and bring them to life with this novel. Truly, I loved this book with my whole chest. Overall, this was such a delightful book to read and I’m so glad I was sent a final copy! Thinking about this book even now, I still feel a deep stir of emotions this book left with me. I laugh and I cried, I cried so much, but I think this book will touch the hearts of many readers. And I think this book is going to leave a huge impact with an biracial reader. It left a huge imprint on my own heart and I have no doubt it won’t do the same for someone else. I’m happy to say that this is my first favorite book of 2021 and I think that Red, White, and Whole is going to make it onto a lot of ‘favorites’ this year. Blog|Instagram|YouTube|Twitch|Ko-fi

  9. 4 out of 5

    Christy Broderick

    My heart and emotions right now! 😭💔✨📚 I added this book to a cart to preorder later (I did this about halfway through reading) because it is THAT GOOD! Thanks again to NetGalley and Quill Tree Books for allowing me to read this ARC in exchange for feedback. This #ownvoices book is written in verse about a young girl, Reha, who is torn between two worlds and wants to please both, but ultimately wants to become her own person. Reha is Indian American and learns a lot from her parents and their cul My heart and emotions right now! 😭💔✨📚 I added this book to a cart to preorder later (I did this about halfway through reading) because it is THAT GOOD! Thanks again to NetGalley and Quill Tree Books for allowing me to read this ARC in exchange for feedback. This #ownvoices book is written in verse about a young girl, Reha, who is torn between two worlds and wants to please both, but ultimately wants to become her own person. Reha is Indian American and learns a lot from her parents and their culture/traditions, but realizes she wants to be more like her friends. Reha and her mother have their differences, but they find many things that connect them, and that includes their names. Reha’s mother eventually becomes ill and we go on this journey with Reha and how she handles the illness and what it takes to be a hero. This book had me tearing up at points and makes me want to hug my mom and never let go. This book is definitely going to be hard to stop thinking about and you can bet I’m going to be talking this book up all year long. Well done, Rajani LaRocca! A top read for 2021 ❤️❤️

  10. 5 out of 5

    belle ☆ミ (thisbellereadstoo)

    rep: indian-american MC content and trigger warnings: racism, cancer, loss of loved one touching story about reha wanting to be both indian and american while struggling with the devastating news that her mom has leukemia. all i can say is that rajani larocca brilliantly wrote a story in verse. it's filled with a lot of heart. within just 224 pages, the author touched on topics regarding reha's immigrant parents, the indian culture, reha's identity as indian-american, and her mother's cancer. it w rep: indian-american MC content and trigger warnings: racism, cancer, loss of loved one touching story about reha wanting to be both indian and american while struggling with the devastating news that her mom has leukemia. all i can say is that rajani larocca brilliantly wrote a story in verse. it's filled with a lot of heart. within just 224 pages, the author touched on topics regarding reha's immigrant parents, the indian culture, reha's identity as indian-american, and her mother's cancer. it was heartbreaking yet heart-warming at the same time. beautifully written.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Leah (Jane Speare)

    ITS FINE ALL FINE JUST SITTING ON MY COUCH SOBBING THATS ALL This is a story of belonging: a young girl struggling to fit in America in 1983 while holding onto her Indian heritage. It’s also a story of grief: a young girl recalling Indian folklore to help her deal with her mother’s illness and processing her grief. Told in soft but powerful verse, I could tase the sharp burst of mustard seeds on my tongue when Reha cooked with her parents and hear the scratch of pen on paper as her mom scribed ae ITS FINE ALL FINE JUST SITTING ON MY COUCH SOBBING THATS ALL This is a story of belonging: a young girl struggling to fit in America in 1983 while holding onto her Indian heritage. It’s also a story of grief: a young girl recalling Indian folklore to help her deal with her mother’s illness and processing her grief. Told in soft but powerful verse, I could tase the sharp burst of mustard seeds on my tongue when Reha cooked with her parents and hear the scratch of pen on paper as her mom scribed aerogrammes to her family in her home country. Reha is brave but not without fear, the core of heroism. Seeing her strength and growth through these trials inspired me.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Toya (the reading chemist)

    Oof. Talk about hitting you in the feels. I now need to dry my eyeballs.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Kaelyn

    This book is by far one of the best books I have ever read! This is 100% going to be on my top 10 books for 2021, probably even top 5. Halfway through my arc of this, I placed my pre-order for the physical copy because I knew already this book was/is going to hold a special place in my heart. I had no idea what this book was about before starting which made it even more special to me. I loved how vulnerable and heart wrenching this was. I read another review of this book that said as soon as the This book is by far one of the best books I have ever read! This is 100% going to be on my top 10 books for 2021, probably even top 5. Halfway through my arc of this, I placed my pre-order for the physical copy because I knew already this book was/is going to hold a special place in my heart. I had no idea what this book was about before starting which made it even more special to me. I loved how vulnerable and heart wrenching this was. I read another review of this book that said as soon as they finished they wanted to hug their mom and I have to agree. Can't wait to get my hands on the physical copy and do a reread. Thank you NetGalley and the publishers for a free review copy in exchange for an honest review. Trigger Warnings: Cancer, death of a loved one

  14. 5 out of 5

    Neha Thakkar

    I read the whole thing in one big gulp. Wow. My childhood in so many ways, this story is heartbreaking and hopeful. Love this one!

  15. 5 out of 5

    Mia

    Oh gosh this beautiful book with all the darn feels!! So perfect. So amazing! Short chapter novel in verse that just sing to your heart. Poetic, touching, irresistible.... Just fantastic. I don’t know what to say, it’s so powerful. I flew through it and wanted to read it again immediately. Absolutely preordering a hard copy. 100% enjoyed this, and I will again and again. Thank you NetGalley for allowing me to read this book in exchange for my honest opinion.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Jess Redman

    I flew through this heart-breaking and heart-healing novel-in-verse. I sang and cried along with Reha—an Indian-American, pop music-loving girl in the ‘80s. Exploring issues of identity, culture, family, loss, & love, this is a must-read story.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Michele Knott

    Beautiful novel in verse that will have your heart. You’ll need tissues for this one.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Afoma (Reading Middle Grade)

    Red, White, and Whole is a heartwarming and heartbreaking verse novel about mothers and daughters, the eighties, and straddling two cultures. This moving middle-grade novel with a protagonist coming of age in the midst of a traumatic life experience will appeal both to younger and older readers between ages 10-14. If you enjoy verse novels about parental illness, family, friendships, and Indian culture, this is one you should not miss. Read my full review on my blog. Thanks to the publisher for an Red, White, and Whole is a heartwarming and heartbreaking verse novel about mothers and daughters, the eighties, and straddling two cultures. This moving middle-grade novel with a protagonist coming of age in the midst of a traumatic life experience will appeal both to younger and older readers between ages 10-14. If you enjoy verse novels about parental illness, family, friendships, and Indian culture, this is one you should not miss. Read my full review on my blog. Thanks to the publisher for an eARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Christina

    Endearing and genuine, Rajani LaRocca’s RED, WHITE, AND, WHOLE, poignantly tells the story of a young Indian America girl trying to find a balance between her life at school and with her traditional, immigrant parents at home. It’s 1983 and thirteen-year-old Reha wants to make her parents proud academically, but looks for acceptance as she gravitates toward America pop culture—music and fashion—which isn’t exactly acknowledged in her household. This gorgeous and pensive, coming of age novel in v Endearing and genuine, Rajani LaRocca’s RED, WHITE, AND, WHOLE, poignantly tells the story of a young Indian America girl trying to find a balance between her life at school and with her traditional, immigrant parents at home. It’s 1983 and thirteen-year-old Reha wants to make her parents proud academically, but looks for acceptance as she gravitates toward America pop culture—music and fashion—which isn’t exactly acknowledged in her household. This gorgeous and pensive, coming of age novel in verse explores ancient Indian folklore, science, and grief told through Reha who feels “torn between two worlds.” Reha is so lovable (we share the same taste in 80’s hits) and relatable as she copes with her mother’s illness, feelings of guilt, and a reinvigorated dream of becoming a doctor. Rajanj LaRocca’s words are melodious and absorbing describing Reha’s rich culture and devoted family, the time period, and the emotional toll a diagnosis can bring. RED, WHITE, AND WHOLE is a heartfelt story that will deeply move you and remain in your soul like your favorite song.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Linda

    I feel pretty lucky that I managed to get this new and wonderful book from my library so fast! It cannot be renewed so that means others want it, too, lots of holds! It's hard to know how to review this poignant, middle-grade book about a young Indian girl, Reha, who tells her own story. How much should I share? Rajani LaRocca has crafted a growing-up story of a girl torn between two cultures, her American one, and all the family her parents left behind in India to come to America. She wants to I feel pretty lucky that I managed to get this new and wonderful book from my library so fast! It cannot be renewed so that means others want it, too, lots of holds! It's hard to know how to review this poignant, middle-grade book about a young Indian girl, Reha, who tells her own story. How much should I share? Rajani LaRocca has crafted a growing-up story of a girl torn between two cultures, her American one, and all the family her parents left behind in India to come to America. She wants to be like her friends; her mother and father feel too strict and want her only to follow what seems to her like old-country rules. The first person structure shows the feelings right up front, from feelings about good friends and who they are, feelings about boys and what her parents want, perhaps above all, love for her parents despite the conflict. Weaving a story with all those parts mirrors teen lives everywhere and adding to the mix of being "different" becomes a story readers will love, saying, "Yes, that's me!" There is more to the plot I won't reveal, but it is special.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Helen

    Recently I have several books written in verse and I have really enjoyed them. This is one of my favorites and was an emotional read for me. Reha is a young Indian American girl who feels torn between who she is at school and who she is with her family. At times she finds it difficult to balance the two and feels that she is two different people. When her mother becomes ill, Reha faces even more hardships. This is very bittersweet read that made me cry at the end. I highly recommend it and think Recently I have several books written in verse and I have really enjoyed them. This is one of my favorites and was an emotional read for me. Reha is a young Indian American girl who feels torn between who she is at school and who she is with her family. At times she finds it difficult to balance the two and feels that she is two different people. When her mother becomes ill, Reha faces even more hardships. This is very bittersweet read that made me cry at the end. I highly recommend it and think that middle school children and older will enjoy it and will connect to how Reha feels. I do not write down quotes from book or am normally inclined to but for this book there were several lines that I thought about.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Ruby Lee

    Thanks to HarperCollins for sending an eArc! Such an engaging read. Reha's relationship with her parents and her views on identity as a hyphenated American just felt so real. I related so, so much when the main character has to answer her classmates' questions about her origins and language speaking skills. This novel-in-verse really connects with the reader and there is so much appeal. It tackles the feeling of needing to be perfect because our parents have sacrificed so much, feeling like we don Thanks to HarperCollins for sending an eArc! Such an engaging read. Reha's relationship with her parents and her views on identity as a hyphenated American just felt so real. I related so, so much when the main character has to answer her classmates' questions about her origins and language speaking skills. This novel-in-verse really connects with the reader and there is so much appeal. It tackles the feeling of needing to be perfect because our parents have sacrificed so much, feeling like we don't belong in the world, and dealing with middle school crushes. I wish we had more diverse voices speaking out about their experiences growing up. I would have loved finding a book like this in middle school.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Cory Leonardo

    Verse novels have few words anyway, but how Rajani LaRocca wove such a stunning, heartfelt story in SO few words? Nothing short of amazing. There are too many things I love about this novel to list: 80's culture, science metaphors, a character and family to fall in love with... In keeping with the spare (yet poignant) language of this book, I have one word: Bravo!!! Verse novels have few words anyway, but how Rajani LaRocca wove such a stunning, heartfelt story in SO few words? Nothing short of amazing. There are too many things I love about this novel to list: 80's culture, science metaphors, a character and family to fall in love with... In keeping with the spare (yet poignant) language of this book, I have one word: Bravo!!!

  24. 5 out of 5

    Kaylee Gwyn (literarypengwyns)

    A beautiful middle grade book in verse about finding your place when you feel divided. And also about great love between mother and daughter. This book had basically all my triggers in one: cancer, parent with cancer, loss of life and parent to cancer. But it also made me feel incredibly seen and gave me hope for whats to come for my daughters. HIGHLY RECOMMEND

  25. 4 out of 5

    eliza

    3.75 rounded up to 4 Red, White, and Whole is a short, sweet and poignant middle grade story about a girl struggling with her identity as an immigrant while also fearing the loss of a loved one. Discusses a lot about family and finding oneself, just wholesome takeaways.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Amanda Rawson Hill

    Beautiful.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Carly Bohach

    I listened to this. It was precise, moving and beautifully written.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Vicky Fang

    This book is phenomenal. It is a stunning, vivid, heartfelt story it is about family, culture, and finding yourself. I loved every second of it.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Sacha

    Thanks to NetGalley and Quill Tree Books for this arc, which I received in exchange for an honest review. I’ll post that review upon publication, but in the meantime, I’ll add that this should be on the to-read list for anyone who enjoys a children’s verse novel that rips your heart out and then fills it back up to the point of bursting. Updated 2/2/21 5 stars WHAT a fantastic novel! _Red, White, and Whole_ features Reha, who is endearing and round, particularly in light of the brevity of this work Thanks to NetGalley and Quill Tree Books for this arc, which I received in exchange for an honest review. I’ll post that review upon publication, but in the meantime, I’ll add that this should be on the to-read list for anyone who enjoys a children’s verse novel that rips your heart out and then fills it back up to the point of bursting. Updated 2/2/21 5 stars WHAT a fantastic novel! _Red, White, and Whole_ features Reha, who is endearing and round, particularly in light of the brevity of this work. She struggles with a sense of placelessness: not fitting in the U.S. and not fitting in India. Much of her attention focuses on the discrepancies between cultures and expectations, and unlike many of her literary peers, her focus is really just on defining in most cases versus privileging one over the other. Reha's relationships with friends, with possible romantic prospects, and especially with her family members are moving and meaningful, and this comes to light most obviously when Reha's mother is diagnosed with Leukemia. There are aspects of this novel that are devastating, but I also loved it. The final message and tone - in the true fashion of works written for this target audience - are hopeful in the face of despair. Highly recommended -

  30. 5 out of 5

    Laura Mossa

    Review forthcoming

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