Every Shiny Thing

This story begins with Lauren and her family. Her brother has just been sent to a special boarding school for autistic children, and she is understandably upset.  She then begins stealing from her wealthy classmates/stores in the hopes of donating the money for Autism research. I guess I read this from a different point of view as a homeschool parent. I thought that the storyline of sending your autistic child away from home was heartbreaking and could see how Lauren could react that way. The novel is written partly in narrative and partly in verse. The verse sections are from Sierra’s point of view. Sierra is a foster child who lives with a couple in Lauren’s neighborhood and goes to her school. Sierra’s Mom is an addict so much of her story centers on that. I liked this story- I felt overwhelmed at times as it seemed to try and hit every single diversity and issue out there all in one story. It’s getting great reviews everywhere else so your mileage may vary. 

Verdict- borrow

Every Shiny Thing By Cordelia Jensen and Laurie Morgan

April 17, 2018

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