Friday, November 28, 2008

1001 Cranes

1001 Cranes by Naomi Hirahara
With her parents on the verge of separating, a devastated twelve-year-old Japanese American girl spends the summer in Los Angeles with her grandparents, where she folds paper cranes into wedding displays, becomes involved with a young skateboarder, and learns how complicated relationships can be.

2 comments:

Kirkus Reviews said...

...Well-written and episodic, this is an easy read that seeks to explain how relationships work or don't, and to reassure readers that it is possible to survive even the worst.

Cynthia Kadohata said...

...a wonderfully engaging and poignant novel about a revered Japanese American custom that transforms the life of a lost young girl...