Monday, January 16, 2017

Book Review

Safekeeping by Karen Hesse

Safekeeping is about a girl, Radley, who comes back from a mission trip to Haiti to discover that America has been taken over by a political party that causes the country to enter into an almost apocalyptic state. Finding that her parents have gone missing, she must hitchhike across the east coast to look for them and to run from the Party. Although the story is dystopian, it is told very personally and with themes of peace and finding yourself in difficult times.

The author used her own photographs to tell the story, which gives it more depth in a simple way, and makes the reader feel they are also on a journey with Radley. Through the novel, Hesse also displays the idea that compassion and help for those who are in need can be found in our own hardships.

Overall Rating: 4.5 out of 5

This review is brought to you courtesy of YA volunteer, Ellen.

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