Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Half a World Away - Cynthia Kadohata

Also the author of the national book award
The Thing About Luck
Electricity: the following electromagnetic particals

It creates lightning. turns the TV on. Generates power.
A microscopic current, something we can not see,
that connects us all. The concept fascinates
twelve-year-old Jaden, but what he can't understand
is this: He Doesn't feel connected to anyone.
So he lights fires. Hoards food. Steals. Runs until
his anger beats him to the ground. His biological
mother didn't want him, and while his adoptive
parents say they love him, Jaden feels nothing.
Or something actually, Like an epic fail.
And now they want to adopt a new kid. So they
pack up and fly with Jaden halfway around
the world to get one.

In Kazakhstan, Jaden's soldering anger flares.
He knows what will happen next.

Or does he?

I love this book because it is full of twists and turns. To be honest I didn't really think this book was for me when i read the blurb, but i picked it up and was quickly mistaken. The plot is clearly well thought out and all the characters have their own personality. Although you make think this book would be boring as the blurb talks about electricity, but it is amazing! i would read it again if i had the chance.

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