Forget Me Not by Ellie Terry
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Forget Me Not is written from the point of view of Calliope June, a girl with Tourette syndrome. It is written in verse, with a side point of view written in short paragraphs. Having two different writing styles, makes it clear who is speaking at any given point.
Calliope shows what it is like to be different than those around you, and the struggles of dealing with people who don't take the time, or even want, to understand why those differences exist. This novel shows how quickly judgments are formed against someone.
The second point of view, shows the struggles of someone who wants to understand, but is also afraid that they will face the same criticism of the person being judged. It is clear that in order to stand up befriend those who are different, sometimes you risk losing other friends that don't want to understand.
This book shows the courage to be someone different, and the courage to befriend them. These seemingly small things, can have a huge impact on children and teenagers.
I read this book for the Beehive Book Awards
Author: Ellie Terry
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Publication Date: 14 Mar 2017
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