Author: A.L. Sonnichsen
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Reader
Release Date: February 3rd, 2015
Date Read: August 21st, 2014
Point of View: Single (Kara)
Writing: First Person | Present Tense
Genre: Middle Grade | Realistic Fiction/Verse
In a Nut Shell...
A heart-warming story about family
Advance Reader Copy provided by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
This beautiful book was divided into three equally emotional parts which all made me tear up for different reasons. Normally I don't like reading verse novels because I rarely come across ones that I'm able to truly connect with the stories or the characters. This book, though, made me fall in love with it since page one. I loved the emotional scenes, the sweet moments and the message it conveyed. I wish part three had been a little longer because it felt like it moved a little too fast for me.
Kara was one great character, and I really loved her. Her insecurity because she was born with one deformed hand broke my heart. I wanted to hug her and tell her she was beautiful because she really was, one useless hand or not. I was glad that she became more confident later in the story. The ending was more beautifully wrapped up than I could have asked for.
All in all, it was quite a fantastic, fast-paced and heart-warming verse novel about family. I enjoyed reading it so much.