This is another wonderful YA novel by a novelist from Stratford, Ontario where I live. I am SO proud of her work, and I always love reading it.
This book is no exception to her wonderful style and award-winning story-making talents. Many of her YA novels are written for young adolescent girls, and this book is no exception.
This book takes a look at how moving forward occurs and how there are so many different fits and starts.
Malou just turned sixteen, and she knows that she is of a mixed-race and that she was left at an orphanage as a newborn. What a thing to find as a teen girl, huh? Just imagine all the uncertainty and pain and abandonment she must have felt!
Beyond that, it is a mystery that takes her to the little town of Parry Sound Ontario where she finds lots of young brown faces like hers. Are these her relatives? And why doesn’t anyone want to talk about it?
This is a wonderful book. I loved it more than any of Jocelyn’s previous books because I was able to really empathize with the main character. I felt so terribly sorry for her, and yet I saw how strong she was too.
This is definitely a book that will empower young girls and show them that they can conquer anything if they just make up their mind to do so.
Rating: 5 Stars
Reviewed by: Irene S. Roth