Saturday, April 19, 2008

Pieces of Georgia (book review)

Pieces of Georgia, by Jen Bryant, is the extremely moving story of a young girl whose life changes incredibly in one year. Georgia is an artist, but her father turns away whenever he sees her with a pad and pencil. It reminds him too much of dead Georgia's mother. Then, Georgia gets a mysterious card in the mail, a card that grants her permission to the Brandywine River Museum. There, Georgia discovers the power to look inside herself and find her true destiny.

As I said before, this book was incredibly moving. I found it similar to Pictures of Hollis Woods, as the protagonists are both young artists who have lost members of their family and both discover important things about themselves and the people around them. It was a great read!