All the Broken Pieces
Teen - Grade 7-9, Age 12-14
218 p. ;
Make Way For BooksLove and patience enable the young protagonist to reevaluate and accept the past, deal effectively with the present and hope for the future. Unique free verse presentation.
Publisher SummaryTwo years after being airlifted out of Vietnam in 1975, Matt Pin is haunted by the terrible secret he left behind and, now, in a loving adoptive home in the United States, a series of events forces him to confront his past.
An award-winning debut novel from a stellar new voice in middle grade fiction.
Matt Pin would like to forget: war torn Vietnam, bombs that fell like dead crows, and the terrible secret he left behind. But now that he is living with a caring adoptive family in the United States, he finds himself forced to confront his past. And that means choosing between silence and candor, blame and forgiveness, fear and freedom.
By turns harrowing, dreamlike, sad, and triumphant, this searing debut novel, written in lucid verse, reveals an unforgettable perspective on the lasting impact of war and the healing power of love.