Literacy Musing Mondays Linkup: The Last Cherry Blossom

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!

Now on to our linkup. Let’s


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Last Week’s Top Clicked Post!


Who doesn’t love a good knock knock joke? They’re certainly favorites with my kids!

My Favorite Post of the Week

Does Being Good Matter?

By Donna Reidland


Salvation through Jesus Christ is a free gift, but our righteousness is pleasing in God’s sight and only possible after our renewal in Christ through the power of the Holy Spirit. Check out Donna’s fantastic Bible study.

Remember to check out other hosts’ blogs to see which posts from last week were their favorites. Want to be the next to be featured! Just link up a post and if you are read the most, we will feature you. Also please make sure you link back to us so others will know about our link up and join in. We try to make it worth your while to linkup with us by promoting your posts across our social media networks. We also pin our most clicked and featured posts to our Pinterest Board each week!

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