Kira-Kira [Cynthia Kadohata] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. *WINNER OF THE NEWBERY MEDAL* kira-kira (kee ra kee ra): glittering; . Glittering. That’s how Katie Takeshima’s sister, Lynn, makes everything seem. The sky is kira-kira because its color is deep but see-through. This novel tells the story of Katie Takeshima, who was born in Iowa in Her older sister Lynn taught her to say her first word: “kira-kira,”.

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I have this in my school library and I keep wanting to read it. His truck jerked and sputtered and was generally as noisy as he was.

Review of “Kira-Kira” by Cynthia Kadohata (Young Adult Fiction) | Rhapsody in Books Weblog

I went into the bathroom to find my face was black from running makeup. And so are people’s eyes. There was really nothing to this story, though. Soul Looks Back in Wonder. I found this insufferably cliche and childish.

I must make a point to do so over the summer. Any book that’s good enough for your children should be good enough for you too. We lay on our backs in the middle of the road and stared at the blue sky. In the course of the tale, the deepest and most intimate feelings and concerns are expressed.

I learned about the chicken sexers’ job and how the hatchery’s worked towards unionization. As the kids assimilate into school life in Georgia, where the local people are less than welcoming, they remain each other’s best friends. You need to steel yourself to a lot of things when someone in your family is really sick.


It felt like it was trying to be more than it really was, though I did think it was pretty good.

I get annoyed by it sometimes too, but for me the death was the best part about the book. Lynn whispered to me, “Frankly, I wonder whether the truck will make it all the way up the road to our house, let alone to Georgia. But as she matures through the challenges her family faces, so does the prose. Chapter 1 My sister, Lynn, taught me my first word: Even when Katie recounts cynthoa loss of her sister, her voice is plain and strong, never maudlin or false.

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Read it Forward Read it first. For the provincial capital of the Solomon Islands, see Kirakira.

Katie’s narrative begins almost as stream-of. Never miss an issue! That’s one downside of audio books, if you get it wrong, it is difficult to listen to.

In any case, the pronuniciation was so bad by the reader, it grated on my nerves each time a Japanese word was mispronounced, and I didn’t get past the first few chapters and ended up not completing the book. Growing Up Ethnic in America. This book takes place in Georgia in the ‘s.

Akhirnya saya bisa juga baca novel ini. Kadohata is excellent at convincingly telling this story from the point of view of a young child and this story of Japanese-Americans struggling to get by in the deep South with a very ill child is a good one; however, I felt very much like I knew where this story was going and Kkadohata occasionally felt my emotions were being manipulated by the author.


Then they get a baby brother.

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I kinda thought Sammy was going to die too, but he pulled through after having his leg caught in a steel trap. She reached under the refrigerator and pulled out a tray. Feb 10, Hiroshi Sasaki rated it it was amazing Shelves: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

My father didn’t like to talk, except to my mother. You can’t win them all. The way Kadohata unfolded the story of Katie getting mad at her sister, kadoata impatient, thinking that her sister would get better, interacting with her parents, and worrying about her sister’s friends showed a respect for and understanding for a child’s thoughts and questions.

I should be more forgiving, since the towering Russell Banks makes the same ycnthia in Rule of the Bone, but Kadohata’s persistence in this folly pretty much ruined the book for me. And actually, I didn’t have a problem with that. I felt like I was a part of this family as Katie told me about her sister, brother, parents, and uncle, each one trying to take care of the others.