A dodici anni, Apple Yengko crede che tutti abbiano almeno tre Fatti Interessanti che li riguardano. Peccato che siano proprio i suoi FI a farne una reietta nella scuola media di Chapel Spring. Quando viene inserita nell'elenco delle ragazze più brutte della scuola, la sua vita cade a pezzi e l'unica via d'uscita diventa la musica. Apple è filippina e fare i conti con le proprie origini non è semplice. Le sembra che sua madre viva su un altro pianeta: non vuole sentir parlare di comprarle una chitarra, continua a ripeterle che è viziata come le americane... Ma nella sua lotta per diventare sé stessa, c'è chi forse può aiutarla. Un insegnante, a volte, e qualche amico non proprio popolare come lei. Perché è da quel sentirsi diversi ma uniti che spesso si trova il proprio posto nel mondo. Una storia sulla difficoltà ma anche la meraviglia di imparare a conoscersi e riconoscersi. Età di lettura: da 12 anni.
- ISBN: 8817144142
- Casa Editrice: Rizzoli
- Pagine: 230
I’ve been terribly busy lately. Hence, why this mini review took so much longer to write. But, I promise myself I had to do it. Blackbird Fly is a very difficult story to read. It is not because it is poorly written, or in any way that you think, but because it challenges me as a person. The protago Leggi tutto
i fucking loved this. it's an adorable, uplifting coming age of story. and i found myself bursting into tears from time to time because the main character is a filipino girl. to finally read from the pov of someone who is like me who i can relate to 10000% on so many levels. this was a book i needed Leggi tutto
My thanks to Greenwillow Books & Edelweiss ------------------------------------------------------------------ Point of View : Single (Analyn/Apple) Writing : First Person | Past Tense Setting : Louisiana Genre : Middle Grade | Realistic Fiction ------------------------------------------------------------- Leggi tutto
Ah, this book! I love a good, realistic, no-holds-barred MG, and this is definitely one. The main character, Apple, struggles to fit in with her "friends" at school, and some of these scenes are so very real that they're almost hard to read. Such a great, diverse book! Highly recommended.
Originally posted here at Random Musings of a Bibliophile . Blackbird Fly by Erin Entrada Kelly appealed to me for so many different reasons. I am always looking for good, MG school stories, and this is one about an immigration experience as well. It's a good one too with strong characters, excellent Leggi tutto
Debut novels are special, particularly for authors who went on to become famous. What was that first published effort like from a storyteller who eventually set the world on fire with her writing? What does a lifetime of pent-up creativity look like when it finally spills onto the page for the world Leggi tutto
Richie’s Picks: BLACKBIRD FLY by Erin Entrada Kelly, Greenwillow, March 2015, 304p., ISBN: 978-0-06-223861-0 “While you look so sweetly and divine, I can feel you here. I see your eyes are busy kissing mine, and I do, I do. Wondering what it is they’re expecting to see, Should someone be looking at me?” Leggi tutto
I was fortunate enough to recently receive an ARC of Blackbird Fly. This is a middle grade must read. I not only fell in love with the main character Apple Yenko, but also with the way the writer approached each character. Erin Entrada Kelly has a real sense of the way preteens view the world. She i Leggi tutto
This is the story of middle schooler Apple Yengko. She and her mother emigrated from the Philippines after her father's death when Apple was four. She is the only Filipino in her Southern Louisiana middle school. And middle school is one of her main problems. Middle school can often be a time of cas Leggi tutto
I waited to review this because I gave it to my 16 year old to read, first. She's got a lot in common with Apple. That includes love of the Beatles and the Filipina connection, though she's only half Filipina ( mestiza), and our Filipino family comes from a more northern part of the Philippines. My Leggi tutto
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