The Opposite of Innocent by Sonya Sones

The Opposite of Innocent by Sonya Sones. September 4, 2018. HarperTeen, 272 p. ISBN: 9780062370310.  Int Lvl: YA.

Poignant and chilling by turns, The Opposite of Innocent… 777 more words


The Body Tells the Truth

I am sitting in social studies class a month or two into seventh grade. Suddenly, I cannot see Mrs. Johnson’s face. It is like someone has pressed a thumb over my vision and smudged the center of it. 897 more words


Can Love & Prayer Save 2 Small Boys?

My friends Susan and Andy Nelson threw over successful careers (his in law, hers in corporate America) some time ago to join the foreign service. They spent two years in Managua, Nicaragua, two years in Hanoi, and are now representing our country — the very best of our country — in Delhi, India. 399 more words

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Worlds in worlds

I have watched commercials of starving children and wished for a more beautiful face

I have watched men beheaded and wanted new shoes

I can’t rectify the images I see with the mundane of my life… 95 more words

This Does Not Leave This House by Julie Coons (Book Review #452)

This Does Not Leave This House is an autobiography of an innocent child who endures every possible abuse and is asked to keep it all quiet. 160 more words

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