Piecing Me Together
fp February 2017
Piecing Me Together by Renée Watson is a fantastic book about development. Set in North Portland, the story is about the life of talented Jade Butler. Throughout the story, Jade is a mentee in a “woman to woman” mentorship program for “at-risk” girls, through this the book explores what having someone to talk to and essentially be friends with, and how the relationship between Jade and her mentor advances. The story shows how Jade progresses and changes as a person.
The genre this story belongs in would be realistic as it covers quite realistic situations and if you think about it, you realise that somewhere in the world this could be happening at this very moment. I would say this book would best appeal to young teens as it would be easier for them to relate and put themselves in Jade’s shoes.
Something that I very much liked about this book would be the Spanish words and their translations being the chapter titles, I liked this because it gives the book a unique aspect and shows that learning the language (Spanish) is quite important to Jade.
Jasleen, age 13
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