On a two-week pilgrimage to South Africa from Rockville, Maryland, 16-year-old Berry and her estranged father attempt to come to terms with the murder, a year earlier, of Berry's sister Laura when she was volunteering at a Capetown school. Angry, sour, and ferociously cynical, Berry struggles with the concept of "truth and reconciliation," both for South Africa and in her personal life. For ages 13 and older.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - satyridae - LibraryThing
Sparely written, powerfully told story of Berry, a girl dealing with her sister's death and her troubled relationship with her dad. Coman gets inside her protagonist's head with an extraordinary amount of sensitivity and empathy. Read full review
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This book is filled with emotion of every kind. It deals with the many difficult issues in life, such as death, divorce, anger, and loneliness. This is the story of a girl, Berry, who goes on a ... Read full review