Clever Approach to Get Teens to Read
I thought it was quite clever for Sharon Draper to write this book in the format of a play. It makes it much easier to read at a faster pace and invites those who are not avid readers to delve into the book. One easily becomes attached to the characters. They seem real and not fictional. You can feel the emtoional burden of the main character, but still you want to continue the story. It is a book that may make you cry and it is one I would recommend for teen readers because it opens up discussion. The best part about this book is that there are actually questions to discuss at the back of the book, which makes this more than text that sits on paper. The story is enlivened and causes others to think about difficult issues.