Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Kira-Kira by Cynthia Kadohata

Kira-Kira is a great story that talks about the love of siblings. Katie Takeshima's big sister Lynn is always telling Katie about how the ocean and the sky are kira-kira, meaning glittering, shining. When their family moves to the deep south of Georgia, Lynn teaches Katie why people stop and look at her. Now when Lynn gets incredibly ill and the family starts to fall apart, Katie must show everyone that Kira-Kira is always there for them.

This book is great for anyone who loves books that talk to the heart.

Elana M. - 7th grader