A timely and powerful story about a teen girl from a poor neighborhood striving for success, from acclaimed author Rene Watson.Jade believes she must get out of her neighborhood if shes ever going to succeed. Her mother says she has to take every opportunity. She has. She accepted a scholarship to a mostly-white private school and even Saturday morning test prep opportunities. But some opportunities feel more demeaning than helpful. Like an invitation to join Women to Women, a mentorship program for at-risk girls. Except really, its for black girls. From bad neighborhoods.But Jade doesnt need support. And just because her mentor is black doesnt mean she understands Jade. And maybe there are some things Jade could show these successful women about the real world and finding ways to make a real difference.Friendships, race, privilege, identitythis compelling and thoughtful story explores the issues young women face....
|Title||:||Piecing Me Together|
|Format Type||:||Kindle Edition|
|Number of Pages||:||277 pages|
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Piecing Me Together Reviews
But I was left wanting more. Everything is so succinct. Characters and events are very relatable, but I have mixed feelings because everything played out a little too perfectly.
Why isn't everyone talking about this book!? I am honestly shocked that I hadn't heard about this before it was sent to me by the publisher (though this review is not sponsored or influenced by them in any way—as always, thoughts & opinions are my own).
This story is about Jade who is going into her junior year at a mostly white, wealthy high school in Portland where she is a scholarship student. She's learning Spanish, which is a big part of the story, and looking forward to this year becaus ...more
Unlike the majority of teenagers, Jade knows what she wants.
She knows that she wants to escape her poor neighbourhood, go to a great college on a scholarship, and eventually buy her mama the house she isn’t able to afford on her own.
Yes, she goes to an almost-all-white private school, but she is constantly reminded of where she comes from—and right now, she’s not sure that’s a good thing.
Fortunately, the program she recently joined, called Woman to Woman, will help her figure out who she is as ...more
It’s a real shame that this book isn’t getting more attention. It’s such a strong contemporary novel!
This novel follows a teenage black girl named Jade, who attends private school on a scholarship while living in the “hood”. Jade is struggling with her identity, and the novel follows her through her junior year and her new mentorship program.
Here’s a list of things I really liked about this book:
There is no romance whatsoever, and I certainly didn’t miss having one. This is Jade’s story, and I l ...more
Review posted on Fafa's Book Corner!
Beware spoilers ahead!
Trigger warning: Racism and police violence.
Piecing Me Together was completed during #rimpysreadsathon. Piecing Me Together was a book talked about last year through booktube. Surprisingly I hadn't heard about it through GR or Twitter. After reading some reviews and seeing that it was in my library, I requested a copy. I'm very glad I did!
Through her mother's encouragement Jade has taken every opportunity her school has offered. The lat ...more
Another day of not feeling good so this will be short review.
A beautiful, thoughtful, moving novel that makes you think. It had a quieter vibe than The Hate U Give but just as important and powerful.
We need more books like this in the world and add them to every library in schools/towns that we can.
Would highly recommend :)
Quotes: (in no particular order)
And this makes me wonder if a black girl’s life is only about being stitched together and coming undone, being stitched together and com ...more
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Uneventful and painfully didactic. Piecing Me Together is a well-intentioned book that struggles in its execution.
Probably one of the best YA books I’ve read in a very long time