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capricious nerd / nerd teacher [books] reviewed Inside Out & Back Again

I've read this a dozen times.

4 star

I absolutely loved this story. The verse actually adds to a lot of the elements, pointing out things that I wouldn't have considered before and making me reread sections in order to get it through with the different possible rhythms.

It's such a gorgeous story that there's not much to say about it. I adored this so much, and I …

Inside Out & Back Again (Paperback, 2013, HarperCollins)

4 star

Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai

For all the ten years of her life, Hà has only known Saigon: the thrills of its markets, the joy of its traditions, and the warmth of her friends close by. But now the Vietnam War has reached her home. Hà and her family are forced to flee as Saigon falls, and they board a ship headed toward hope. In …