One Death, Nine Stories - YA Review by Sarah R

Reader: Sarah R.
Age: 12
Title: One Death, Nine Stories
Author: Marc Aronson and Charles R. Smith (Editors)
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Pub Date: 08/26/14
Galley: Yes
Top 25: Yes
Convince us to read the book: The strong elements of this story include strong character development and stellar feelings and disappoint throughout the story.
Memorable or Forgettable: It was memorable because it grabbed my attention and made me cry along with the characters.  It had a strong grip on me.
Cover: The cover made me want to read it: the coffin, rose and font were mysterious.
Age Range: 12 through 18 and up
Quality: 4Q Better than most
Popularity: 4P Broad general teen appeal
Additional CommentsI said ages 12-18 because it's sad and powerful but may be too much for a younger reader. I am almost 13 and believe it would be completely fine for mature 12 year olds.
AnnotationKev is the first kid their age to die and his story had touched lives in many ways. This story reveals nine people's perspectives like childhood friends,ex girlfriend and best friend. This shows their sadness from a death communicated by a Facebook post.

tags:  short stories / teenage suicide / ya lit

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