kira - kira *
by Cynthia Kadohata
Newbery Medal 2005
Not to be glib, but isn't this my 3rd book in a row where a kid dies? I need a dose of Diary of a Wimpy Kid or read some Roald Dahl for awhile...
Good book for a portrait of a strong family dealing with poverty, racism, and most devastating the death of a child. Not easy to read, but worth it for the relationships. As a father and teacher, I really liked the differences and the bond between the sisters. I thought most of the characters were very believable and multi-faceted, not just props to move a point of the story along.
*should it be capitalized, or not? both k's or just the first?