All the Broken Pieces by Ann E BurgAll the Broken Pieces by Ann E Burg

All the Broken Pieces

byAnn E Burg

Paperback | March 1, 2012

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An award-winning debut novel from a stellar new voice in middle-grade fiction!

Two years after being airlifted out of war-torn Vietnam, Matt Pin is haunted: by bombs that fell like dead crows, by the family-and the terrible secret-he left behind. Now, inside a caring adoptive home in the United States, a series of profound events forces him to choose between silence and candor, blame and forgiveness, fear and freedom.

By turns harrowing, dreamlike, sad, and triumphant, this searing debut novel, written in lucid verse, reveals an unforgettable perspective on the lasting impact of war and the healing power of love.

Ann Burg worked as an English teacher for ten years before becoming a full-time writer. She lives in Rhinebeck, New York, with her family.
Title:All the Broken PiecesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 7.57 × 5.27 × 0.55 inPublished:March 1, 2012Publisher:SCHOLASTIC INCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0545080932

ISBN - 13:9780545080934


Editorial Reviews

Praise for All the Broken PiecesBooklist Editors' ChoiceWinner ALA Best Book for Young AdultsNew York Public Library 100 Titles for Reading and SharingIRA Notable Book for a Global SocietyWinner Jefferson Cup Award*"[A] stirring debut novel...will make readers want to rush to the end and then return to the beginning again to make connections between past, present, friends and enemies." - Booklist, starred review*"The verse form carries highly charged emotions and heavy content with elegiac simplicity." - Kirkus Reviews, starred review*"Using spare free verse, first-time novelist Burg beautifully evokes the emotions of a Vietnamese adoptee as he struggles to come to terms with his past." - Publishers Weekly, starred review*"The story is a lovely, moving one." - School Library Journal