Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Review: Blended

Blended Blended by Sharon M. Draper
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Mom's week / Dad's week
Izzy / Isabella
Mixed / Black

11 year old Isabella has to switch homes (and identities) every week as she goes back and forth between her divorced parents' homes. She makes it work, they love here deeply, and so do each of their new partners, but as Isabella becomes more aware of the world around her, she sees that being blended isn't as simple as she once thought. Life is just different when she's with her white mom versus when she's with her black dad. Sometimes it feels like she's being torn in half, but when a catastrophic event happens, she soon realizes that blended doesn't have to mean divided.

Draper deals with mature and complicated themes through the innocent eyes of a young girl. A great way to launch some difficult conversations.

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