Posted in 2015-2016 Club, Not Mock Newbery

Kiki and Jacques, by Susan Ross

Summary: Eleven-year-old Jacques, who must contend with difficult family dynamics and pressure from an older boy to help him commit a crime, is surprised to discover that he has much in common with Kiki, one of the many new Somali refugees who have immigrated to his Maine town.

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One thought on “Kiki and Jacques, by Susan Ross

  1. I enjoyed this short story and thought it was a fun read, but I wouldn’t really consider it a Newbery because things felt a little too.. rushed. I mean, I understand this because it’s a short book, but I feel things could have been slowed down slightly. Also, in the title Kiki’s name is mentioned but she’s not a major character while Jacques is. So I was a little confused. Either way, this was a cute story, but not my vote for a Newbery award.

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