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BookBrowse Review BookBrowse This is a heartbreaking, gorgeous book written from the point of view of young Katie, who is only 10 when her 14 year old sister falls sick and dies. The prose is clear, simple and authentic and, most importantly, is clearly touching the hearts of young readers as you can see by the reader reviews posted at BookBrowse This review is available to non-members for a limited time. For full access, become a member today. And my year-old was so entranced that she finished the book in a single sitting.

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BookBrowse Review BookBrowse This is a heartbreaking, gorgeous book written from the point of view of young Katie, who is only 10 when her 14 year old sister falls sick and dies. The prose is clear, simple and authentic and, most importantly, is clearly touching the hearts of young readers as you can see by the reader reviews posted at BookBrowse This review is available to non-members for a limited time.

For full access, become a member today. And my year-old was so entranced that she finished the book in a single sitting. Los Angeles Times Book Review - Sonja Bolle Kadohata writes beautifully and penetratingly about life on the margins of society and about the in-betweenness of immigrant life.

Boston Globe Kira-Kira is heartbreaking, brilliant, and might as easily be read by a year-old as a year-old Kira-Kira raises this mix to a level of highest art.

Ages up. Girls will relate to and empathize with the appealing protagonist. In addition, it would be excellent reading material for any student going through the loss of a family member. Ages 11 up. Booklist - Hazel Rochmn Starred review. The real story is in the small details, never self-consciously poetic but tense with family drama The quiet words will speak to readers who have lost someone they love--or fear that they could.

Kirkus Reviews Katie loves and admires her older sister, Lynn, only to lose her in this story that reads like a memoir about a Japanese-American family in the s The vivid writing and the portrayal of a most loving and honorable father lift this above the norm.

I cried at this part. You should really read it. Read More cami amazing but little i mean i lot sad This book is a wonderful book, so good, I just wish it was not so sad.

I almost cried.

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Plot summary[ edit ] In the early s, Katie Takeshima and her family live in Iowa, where her parents own a Japanese supermarket. Katie holds close to her heart the Japanese term "Kira-Kira", which Lynn taught her. They use it to describe things that glitter in their lives. When they first move to Georgia, Lynn guides Katie around her new surroundings and teaches her to always be positive about things. In this period, Lynn is portrayed to be highly sensible and independent as she teaches Katie to save money for their parents.

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