While Perkins doesn’t sugarcoat her subject—coming of age in a brutal, fascistic society—this is a gentle story with a lot of heart, suitable for younger readers than the subject matter might suggest. It answers the question, “What is it like to be a child soldier?” clearly, but with hope.For new visitors to the Fire Escape, the book releases July 1, and is a Junior Library Guild selection as well as a Summer 2010 Indie Next Pick. Hooray!
First Reviews of BAMBOO PEOPLE
Here's a roundup of reviews of my forthcoming novel, Bamboo People, including this nice quote from Kirkus Reviews:
Labels: Bamboo People (Charlesbridge)