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Friday, June 6, 2014

A YA book in verse

Coaltown Jesus
Coaltown Jesus

By: Ron Koertge

Genre:  YA fiction/verse

Pages: 128

Published: 2013

Read: June

2.5 out of 5

As a reader, I had some problems with this book. Because it was written in verse, I felt I was missing a lot of the story; I have not felt this way with other books in verse. However, with the premise of story and being a very short book I craved more detail and depth. I also found it hard to following who was speaking in some sections. As a Teen Librarian, I think this book may help some teens understand their own grieving of a close peer, whether friend of family, that has past away. This is also a great short story and easy read for reluctant readers. Teens most likely aren't as much of a critical reader as I am and not even notice my annoyances with the novel.

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