Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Itsy Bitsy Book Review: SPINNING THROUGH THE UNIVERSE by Helen Frost

"When Maria came to my house, crying,
Her lip was bleeding and her
Arm was black and blue."

SPINNING THROUGH THE UNIVERSE, a novel in poems from Room 214, doesn't shy away from tough topics such as abuse, lost pets, fitting in, and death of a loved one. The author approaches each poem with grace and power, sure to move its readers.

The informative section at the end of the book, which may be especially appealing to teachers, showcases and discusses many poetry forms in depth.

Frost's many middle-grade voices are so natural, so strong, a reader might very well mistake this beautiful story for non-fiction.

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