Crenshaw by Katherine Applegate

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The Book Wars

23310699

Hardcover, 256 pages
Expected publication: September 22nd 2015 by Feiwel & Friends
Source: Raincoast Books

Books are oft touted as reflections of contemporary society: an assertion that is argued against just as much as it is argued for. Scholars say that deconstructing fictional characters often reveal the society and times they were created in and for. Others say balderdash.

Whichever side of the argument your support falls on, the fact remains that Crenshaw is very much relevant to contemporary economic times. As an adult reading this book, I felt a peculiar mix of grief and helplessness which led to anger because I can’t feel helpless without feeling angry at feeling helpless.

Jackson, the very young protagonist, and his family are going through rough financial times which has led him and his sister to become acquainted with loss and sacrifice more closely than children ought to be. This is not the…

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Michael Dellert is an award-winning writer, editor, publishing consultant, and writing coach with a publishing career spanning 18 years. He is currently working as an independent freelancer. He lives in the Greater New York City area.
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