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Ordinary Hazards: A Memoir

By Lucinda Dyer, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Unforgettable memoir in verse shows healing power of words.

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age 14+

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age 14+
Beautifully written memoir in prose which vividly tells the truth but not as heavy as you might expect.

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This raw, haunting, and often heartbreaking memoir shows the power of words to inspire, heal, and transform even in the darkest of times. While most readers will find the Ordinary Hazards Grimes recounts anything but ordinary, the poems present even her most traumatizing memories with a calm, straightforward simplicity, so they never seem overwhelming.

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