Great Reads for Teenagers and Young Adults
A Single Shard
by Linda Sue Park
Ages: 10 and Up
Topic: Great Reads for Teenagers and Young Adults
Set in 12th century Korea, this novel is a tale of determination, endurance, courage and hope. Great suspense is woven into this novel which conveys the hardships and challenges of an orphan’s life, the exquisite beauty of celadon pottery and the culture of an artist community.
The friendship between a twelve-year-old orphan boy Tree-Ear, who lives under a bridge near the potter’s home, and his elderly friend, Crane man is touching, as is the perseverance of this young boy who wants to follow his dream. You’ll have lots to talk about when you finish this book