One of Those Hideous Books Where the Mother Dies by Sonya Sones

February 28, 2008
By Bapalapa2 ELITE, Brooklyn, New York
Bapalapa2 ELITE, Brooklyn, New York
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Ruby has never met her father. She only knows that he is a famously selfish movie star who left her and her mother behind. Her mom dies, though, and Ruby is forced to move to Hollywood and reunite with her dad.

One of Those Hideous Books Where the Mother Dies by Sonya Sones is a story I will never forget. Ruby is a strong, funny, compelling character who has so much to share with you. Her thoughts and feelings of love, life, and death are passionate and honest. This book is written in free verse-poetry, which makes it easier to connect and understand Ruby. While reading the story, it is interesting to notice the development of Ruby and how she grows more mature throughout the narrative. I guarantee you will find no other story like One of Those Hideous Books Where the Mother Dies.


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