Happy fall, again, and welcome back to the Literacy Musing Mondays Linkup. The leaves on my trees have almost completely finished falling, which makes me recall a book I read last week called The Last Cherry Blossom by Kathleen Burkinshaw.
World War II fiction set in Hiroshima, the 12-year-old Japanese protagonist immediately drew me in. Debut author Burkinshaw did a fantastic job of characterization and plot twists; however, I question the recommended age suggested for the reader. I have seen this book billed for both middle grades and young adult. Although the protagonist is young, complex issues such as suicide, out-of-wedlock pregnancy, and intense war scenes make it unsuitable for younger readers. The bottom line is I would skip this book for a middle grade reader and screen it first before giving it to your young adult.
P.S. The picture is an affiliate link to a book I enjoyed. If you purchase using the link, I will earn a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you!
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