GIRL COMING IN FOR A LANDING by April Halprin Wayland, illustrated by Elaine Clayton
GROWING UP – KICKING AND SCREAMING ALL THE WAY
gives way to reality.
Crushing into love.
YA (grades 7 and up)
Main character – girl on the verse of young womanhood
Themes – kissing games, crushes, awkwardness, adolescence, school work, siblings, parents, drama and melodrama
Poems, pictures, rhythm, rhyme
Poetic technique – slant rhyme
Book divided into sections according to seasons
Through line of plot feels occasionally thin and lacking in substance
Surface meanings, light emotion
Slice of life story
Overall sweet look at teenage transition – refreshing change from usual teenage angst novels…