A Matter of Souls - YA Review by Hannah W

Reader: Hannah W.
Age: 17
Title: A Matter of Souls
Author: Denise Lewis Patrick
Publisher: Carolrhoda Books
Pub Date: 04/01/14
Galley: No
Top 25: Yes
Convince us to read the book: This collection of short stories explores a huge range of emotions which allows the reader to be able to connect with the characters. While each story focused on different characters there was still character development within each story which greatly enhanced the book.
Memorable or Forgettable: I really liked how the stories were all different and had different characters but still fit together in a collection. I also found the stories easy to connect with because they were all displaying emotions that everyone feels at some point in their life.
Cover:  I really like the cover and I think it suits the book well. The cover is rather mysterious and intriguing which caused me to pick up the book in the first place.
Age Range: 14 through 18 and up
Quality: 4Q Better than most
Popularity: 3P Some teen appeal
Additional CommentsThe book did have some heavy themes so I won't recommend it for younger teens.
AnnotationThis book is a collection of short stories which discusses the life, dreams and tragedies of African and African-American men and women throughout the years.

tags:  short story / African American experience / ya lit

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