Friday, January 30, 2015 |
Bo is a boat person from Vietnam, living in a small house in Toronto with his mother and secret sister, a young girl severely disfigured from Agent Orange. But when Bo gets recruited to fight - and eventually train - bears for a travelling carnival, his world is transformed. A powerful novel about hope, love and acceptance.
He wasn't embarrassed. He was ashamed. And he wasn't ashamed of Rose. It was something deeper. It was the shame Teacher conveyed, by trying to fix things. He wanted to shout that these things were just broken. He wanted her to understand the pride of broken things.
From All the Broken Things by Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer ©2014. Published by Random House Canada.