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ORCHARDS by Holly Thompson

Posted in reviewku: plunder, young adult fiction, reviewku: poetry (all)


Suicide, anger

Bipolar, hidden terrors,

Japanese orchard.


Nitty Gritty:

Young Adult

Verse novel

First person POV

Talkative style as if addressing main character’s best friend

Teenage girl main character

Japanese orchard setting

Semi-historical fiction

Coming of age

Themes of suicide, cultural differences, fitting in, orchard care, tragedy