Why No Goodbye?, by Pamela L. Laskin

debzemanlms's review

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This was an ok novel in verse. One day when a young man, abandoned by his mother, learns to read, he will understand why she left him. Quick read.

sukhmanis_reading_corner's review

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A quick and easy read! It’s about a young 13 year old Rohingya boy who’s mother left him. His mother left her son with relatives, while taking her two other sons and daughters. They communicate through letters. While the young boy first resents and yearns for his mother, he learns of what it means to read, write, and to become a young man. Beautiful read!

blushinbluestocking's review

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challenging dark emotional informative reflective tense fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes


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