Sunday, January 29, 2012

Inside Out and Back Again

By Thanhha Lai, 272 pages

This is the story, told entirely in verse, of a young girl whose family is forced to flee Saigon after the Vietnam War. Ha finds herself in the foreign land of Alabama, where not only does she not understand the language, she doesn't understand the customs, traditions, or day-to-day life. There is help, however, from friendly benefactors and neighbors, and somehow Ha and her family begin to not only adapt, but also heal from their harrowing experiences. A 2012 Newbery Honor.

1 comment:

  1. I really liked this book and was glad to see it get some Newbery love. I thought it was beautifully told.