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Red Butterfly

By Andrea Beach, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Heartbreaking, uplifting, lyrical orphan tale in free verse.

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A.L. Sonnichsen's debut novel RED BUTTERFLY is a stunner. Told in lyrical, rhythmic first-person free verse, it perfectly captures heroine Kara's imperfect understanding of her world and quickly has the reader rooting for her as she struggles for a normal life. Bittersweet themes of loss and longing are deftly balanced with Kara's resilience, determination, and hope. The gorgeous language is a pleasure to read aloud, or you can read along with your big kids and tweens for an unforgettable story about the meaning of family.

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