Author: Cynthia Kadohata
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Release Date: September 2nd, 2015
Date Read: April 17th, 2014
Point of View: Single (Jaden)
Writing: First Person | Present Tense
Genre: Middle Grade | Realistic Fiction
In a Nut Shell...
A well-written book about family
Advance Reader Copy provided by Atheneum Books for Young Readers
I was in love with the characters as well as the well-written storyline. Jaden was such a great, but sort of also a troubled kid. He had been through a lot at a very young age which messed him up. Penni and Steve, Jaden's adoptive parents, were wonderful characters too. I loved Penni for being so sweet and caring. The other characters were just as delightful, especially the adorable Dimash.
As for the storyline, I enjoyed the flow and the transition from one scene to the next. The wording made reading this book a fun and emotional experience. The ending made me cry because it was so beautiful.
All in all, this was a very pleasant book.