Saturday, January 14, 2017

A Girl Named Mister By Nikki Grimes Review


Mary Rudine, called Mister by almost everyone, has attended church and sung in the choir for as long as she can remember. But then she meets Trey. His long lashes and smooth words make her question everything, and one mistake leaves her hiding a growing secret.

Another Mary is excited about her upcoming wedding, and has done everything according to Jewish law. So when an angel appears and tells her—a virgin—she’ll give birth, Mary can’t help but feel confused, and soon finds herself struggling with the realities of God’s blessing.

While feeling abandoned, Mister is drawn to Mary’s story, and through reading begins to understand the future laid before her.

I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review-  I have never had a lot of luck with deep poetry, so this book was a bit distracting because it is a story in poem form.  While it does make it super simple to put down in between poems, I felt that picking back up was kind of a challenge and getting through it was a bit dragged about.    This is more for older teens and adults in my opinion because any age younger does not need to hear it and most may not understand it.

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