Friday, August 1, 2008

A Thousand Never Evers

AUTHOR: Shana Burg
Title: A Thousand Never Evers

Overall Review: 4/5- Great

Set in times when it is difficult to be a different color, Addie has to survive the racism in her town. She is starting the Seventh grade, and walks with cool breeze. But then something terrible happens. Her brother is missing, when he beets up someone that is making fun of them and tries to stell her cat, he runs for his life. Then isnt found. Still having to go to school and working for a friend, a will of someone who has passed leaves a huge garden for the whole community, black or white.. But when the whites take over the garden, leaving nothing for the blacks, someone grows butter beans all over the garden, at an after noon picking. then the whites blames addie's uncle for the crime, and goes after him. Can he make it without being murdered? Will they ever find Addie's brother? And will the whites ever becom friends with the blacks?
I really loved this book. It had sentimental value to it, and i havent read a book like this in a while. It shows just how far we have come as a society, and how we can all become friends, no matter how much of a difference there is. Because we are all one, and we need to keep it that way. I loved it!

TAGS: Slavery, west, girl, racism, realistic fiction, murder, hate, powerful