Sunday, February 9, 2020

Book Review: Be My Love by Kit Pearson (young adult novel)

Be My Love by Kit Pearson is about secrets hidden and secrets shared, and it's about personal truths discovered.

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Published by HarperTrophy Canada
an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers Canada
Published in 2019

I purchased my copy on Mayne Island during Kit Pearson's author talk.

'Kit Pearson on Mayne Island' photo by ldyck

Set in 1951, fourteen-year-old Mairead Jean Stafford "Maisie" spends a life-changing summer on Kingfisher Island with a 'hodge-podge of grandparents and aunts and uncles and cousins'. (p. 55) All help Maisie learn some personal truths. Such as...

-The way to healing is to face your truth.
-By telling your truth you may help someone else who is in the same--or similiar--pain.
-Telling your truth may be hard but it's much better for you if you let it out.
-By telling your truth you may grow stronger and you may find others who share your truth.
'"We were amazed to discover how many of us there are!...It's so confirming to know that we're not alone."' (p. 206)
Target reader:  a young adult reader who feels like she doesn't belong and fears she never will. 

Another new book by Kit Pearson...

The Magic Boat (picture book) 

Next Sunday evening...

Book Review:
The Painted Girls

provides glimpses into the relationship between two sisters growing up in the slums of Paris, France during the late 1800's.

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