Saturday, February 6, 2021

Your Heart My Sky by Margarita Engle


This story is told in verse form.  It's a tale of Cuba and two young people who fall in love.  It's a story of survival when you are starving.

Atheneum Books for Young Readers sent me an ARC to read and review (thank you).  It will be published on March 23rd.

The author skillfully makes you feel their hunger.  They eat almost  anything they can find.  They even chance going to jail by trading things with black marketers for food.  A lot of what they eat sounds awful but if you get hungry enough you'll eat most anything...

The girl and her boyfriend were supposed to be part of a work crew.  Since they didn't go when called, they can get in trouble for that, too.

She creates a garden with help of seeds from his grandparents.  That helps.  She also finds a dog that adopts her and acts as a matchmaker with the boy.

This is an interesting look at how some others live.  It will make you feel better about living where food is taken for granted...

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