Nora & Kettle: A Paper Stars Novel by Lauren Nicolle TaylorNora & Kettle: A Paper Stars Novel by Lauren Nicolle Taylor

Nora & Kettle: A Paper Stars Novel

byLauren Nicolle Taylor

Paperback | March 15, 2016

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Fans of Eleanor & Park and The Book Thief will love this startling and heart-warming take on Peter Pan.

What if Peter Pan was a homeless kid just trying to survive, and Wendy flew away for a really good reason?

Seventeen-year-old Kettle has had his share of adversity. As an orphaned Japanese American struggling to make a life in the aftermath of an event in history not often referred to-the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II and the removal of children from orphanages for having "one drop of Japanese blood in them"-things are finally looking up. He has his hideout in an abandoned subway tunnel, a job, and his gang of Lost Boys.

Desperate to run away, the world outside her oppressive brownstone calls to naïve, eighteen-year-old Nora-the privileged daughter of a controlling and violent civil rights lawyer who is building a compensation case for the interned Japanese Americans. But she is trapped, enduring abuse to protect her younger sister Frankie and wishing on the stars every night for things to change.

For months, they've lived side by side, their paths crossing yet never meeting. But when Nora is nearly killed and her sister taken away, their worlds collide as Kettle, grief stricken at the loss of a friend, angrily pulls Nora from her window.

In her honeyed eyes, Kettle sees sadness and suffering. In his, Nora sees the chance to take to the window and fly away.

Set in 1953, NORA AND KETTLE explores the collision of two teenagers facing extraordinary hardship. Their meeting is inevitable, devastating, and ultimately healing. Their stories, a collection of events, are each on their own harmless. But together, one after the other, they change the world.

Daughter of a Malaysian nuclear physicist father and an Australian doctor mother, Lauren Nicolle Taylor was expected to follow the science career path. And she did, for a while, completing a Health Science degree with Honors in obstetrics and gynecology. But there was always a niggling need to create which led to many artistic adventur...
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Title:Nora & Kettle: A Paper Stars NovelFormat:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 7.9 × 5.2 × 1.1 inPublished:March 15, 2016Publisher:Clean Teen PublishingLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1634221354

ISBN - 13:9781634221351

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from good! this was an interesting read! not my favourite but it was definitely enjoyable. will read the next book in the series
Date published: 2017-10-04