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Red at the Bone An unexpected teenage pregnancy pulls together two families from different social classes, and exposes the private hopes, disappointments, and longings that can bind or divide us from each other, from the New York Times bestselling and National Book Award winning author of Another Brooklyn and Brown Girl DreamingMoving forward and backward in time, Jacqueline Woodson s taut and powerful new novel uncovers the role that history and community have played in the experiences, decisions, and relationships of these families, and in the life of the new child.As the book opens in 2001, it is the evening of sixteen year old Melody s coming of age ceremony in her grandparents Brooklyn brownstone Watched lovingly by her relatives and friends, making her entrance to the music of Prince, she wears a special custom made dress But the event is not without poignancy Sixteen years earlier, that very dress was measured and sewn for a different wearer Melody s mother, for her own ceremony a celebration that ultimately never took place.Unfurling the history of Melody s parents and grandparents to show how they all arrived at this moment, Woodson considers not just their ambitions and successes but also the costs, the tolls they ve paid for striving to overcome expectations and escape the pull of history As it explores sexual desire and identity, ambition, gentrification, education, class and status, and the life altering facts of parenthood, Red at the Bone most strikingly looks at the ways in which young people must so often make long lasting decisions about their lives even before they have begun to figure out who they are and what they want to be. Best Download Red at the Bone by Jacqueline Woodson For Kindle ePUB or eBook – wholesalesweetshop.co.uk

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  1. To say that Jacqueline Woodson is gifted story teller who writes beautifully almost feels like faint praise The story begins with Melody, celebrating her sixteenth birthday, walking down the stairs in her grandparents brownstone, reaching a milestone in this present moment moving toward her future In alternating narratives, moving back and forth in time, Woodson reflects on the pasts of Melody s mother Iris, her father Aubrey, her grandmother Sabe and grandfather Sammy Po Boy and the things th To say that Jacqueline Woodson is gifted story teller who writes beautifully almost feels like faint praise The story begins with Melody, celebrating her sixteenth birthday, walking down the stairs in her grandparents brownstone, reaching a milestone in this present moment moving toward her future In alternating narratives, moving back and forth in time, Woodson reflects on the pasts of Melody s mother Iris, her father Aubrey, her grandmother Sabe and grandfather Sammy Po Boy and the things that happened to get us to Melody s birthday celebration A past reflecting how sixteen years ago, Iris, pregnant with Melody didn t walk down those steps but could walk away from her little girl, a heartbreaking pa...

  2. I loved it Loved everything about this book The gorgeous prose The way in just a relatively few pages, Woodsen managed to flesh out her characters, making them autentic people The themes explored Themes of mother, daughter relationships, teenage pregnant, ambition, fatherhood and sexual identity The many different emotions she manages to provoke, emotions that changed as the story progressed How young people make decisions about their lives, things that will affect them in the future, not I loved it Loved everything about this book The gorgeous prose The way in just a relatively few pages, Woodsen managed to flesh out her characters, making them autentic people The themes explored Themes of mother, daughter relationships, teenage pregnant, ambition, fatherhood and sexual identity The many different emotions she manages to provoke, emotions that changed as the story progressed How young people make decisions about their lives, things ...

  3. What a beautiful little jewel of a book Red at the Bone is told from the perspectives of five members of a somewhat unconventional family At the centre of the story is Iris, who was 16 when she had her daughter Melodie The three other family members are Iris parents and Melodie s father There is no linearity to the story Slowly, through different layers, we get a bitinformation about what happened to the characters and mostly a strong sense of their very distinct personalities The e What a beautiful little jewel of a book Red at the Bone is told from the perspectives of five members of a somewhat unconventional family At the centre of the story is Iris, who was 16 when she had her daughter Melodie The three other family members are Iris parents and Melodie s father There is no linearity to the story Slowly, through different layers, we get a bitinformation about what happened to the characters and mostly a strong sense of their very distinct personalit...

  4. This pogo sticker is hoppin and she s not stoppin This book, oh this book A jazzy story with heart and smarts, it s got me hoppin to the tune of 5 stars Where has this phenomenal writer been all my life Oh what she can do with words This wasn t a book that took a while to draw me in I started reading, and POW, I was immediately in love The language It grabbed me fast and it held me tight It s poetic without being flowery It s jazzy, with an intense pulse and a cadence that makes my This pogo sticker is hoppin and she s not stoppin This book, oh this book A jazzy story with heart and smarts, it s got me hoppin to the tune of 5 stars Where has this phenomenal writer been all my life Oh what she can do with words This wasn t a book that took a while to draw me in I started reading, and POW, I was immediately in love The language It grabbed me fast and it held me tight It s poetic without being flowery It s jazzy, with an intense pulse and a cadence that makes my head dance And it s dreamy with its plaintive tone there is a pervasive sadness and its speedy yet graceful change in time periods and voice The crooked storyline, going here and there and back again, with different people telling their truths, makes it feel like I m not standing still, but instead, like I m flowing in and out of decades and feelings Woodson is a master her transitions are seamless A...

  5. Lyrical, poignant, powerful, Red at the bone by Jacqueline Woodson will mesmerize you with its spellbinding tale how people from different origins and backgrounds come together, love, create a new life, stay or go their different ways and continue living.The book begins with a special kind of celebration it is Melody s sixteenth birthday and her coming of age party She is wearing a custom made vintage dress, a corset and silk stockings The dress was sewn and paid for by her maternal grandpare Lyrical, poignant, powerful, Red at the bone by Jacqueline Woodson will mesmerize you with its spellbinding tale how people from different origins and backgrounds come together, love, create a new life, stay or go their different ways and continue living.The book begins with a special kind of celebration it is Melody s sixteenth birthday and her coming of age party She is wearing a custom made vintage dress, a corset and silk stockings The dress was sewn and paid for by her maternal grandparents for her mother Iris who never got her chance to wear it, because by the time she would have, she was already pregnant with Melody As Melody is dancing in abandon with her friends, she is watched by her family Her mother is wondering how things got so wrong betwee...

  6. I have no words to describe how great a writer Jacqueline Woodson is Her writing genuinely takes my breathe away and I always in awe at how she uses words so sparingly but is able to convey so much witchcraft Red At The Bone opens with sixteen year old Melody s coming of age ceremony Surrounded by friends and family, we get an immersive look into Melody s life and the events leading up to this ceremony The ceremony is a considered a part of Melody s family history, but for some reason, Me I have no words to describe how great a writer Jacqueline Woodson is Her writing genuinely takes my breathe away and I always in awe at how she uses words so sparingly but is able to convey so much witchcraft Red At The Bone opens with sixteen year old Melody s coming of age ceremony Surrounded by friends and family, we get an immersive look into Melody s life and the events leading up to this ceremony The ceremony is a considered a part of Melody s family history, but for some reason, Melody s mother Iris, didn t take part in tradition The ceremony is somewhat the grounding point of the book We hear from Melody s Grandmother Sabe, about how her ceremony went, and all the major events that led to her being in 2001 watching her only granddaughter take part in a tradition she hold clos...

  7. Guess that s where the tears came from, knowing that there s so much in this great big world that you don t have a single ounce of control over Let s take a trip down memory laneMelody is a lost girl Carrying a burden she never asked for Aubrey is a lost man Trying to make every thing right but failing again and again Iris is a lost woman Trying to get back the time she feels she lost Woodson gives us glimpses of the choices made by each of these characters in the past and how it impa Guess that s where the tears came from, knowing that there s so much in this great big world that you don t have a single ounce of control over Let s take a trip down memory laneMelody is a lost girl Carrying a burden she never asked for Aubrey is a lost man Trying to make every thing right but failing again and again Iris is a lost woman Trying to get...

  8. 2 6 19A sincere thank you to my fam at Riverhead books for sending this one over I just can t understand how someone can write so flawlessly Completely dazed Woodson has a unique talent of being able to shape such interesting and rich characters With ease she shift between past and present of the people s lives, threading together one complete family history A history that has been marked by unexpected joy, pain and discovery This is my first read from Woodson and I am absolutely hooked W 2 6 19A sincere thank you to my fam at Riverhead books for sending this one over I just can t understand how someone can write so flawlessly Completely dazed Woodson has a unique talent of being able to shape such interesting and rich characters With ease she shift between past and present of the people s lives, threading together one co...

  9. It s 2001 and sixteen year old Melody is celebrating her birthday surrounded by family and friends Told from alternating points of view, readers learn the past that brought two very different families together for this momentous occasion Red at the Bone is a poignant story that I devoured in one sitting The voice of each character is powerful and authentic The tragedies that play major parts in their lives were heartbreaking This is an unflinching look at family and how we become one, s It s 2001 and sixteen year old Melody is celebrating her birthday surrounded by family and friends Told from alternating points of view, readers learn the past that brought two very different families together for this momentous occasion Red at the Bone is a poignant story that I devoured in one sitting The voice of each character is powerful and authentic The tragedies that play major parts in their lives were heartbr...

  10. Jacqueline Woodson is a NATIONAL TREASURE This is one of the very few books that has made me break down into no holds barred ugly crying at the end Nuanced, devastating, and yet empowering and hopeful, this is a perfect read.

  11. If a body is to be remembered, someone has to tell its story.Tell a story of bodies is exactly what Jaqueline Woodson has done in red at the bone Once again she has proven a master storyteller and a writer with the utmost ability to bring her characters to life and make you feel everything that they are going through, the love, the sadness, the hate, the life, and the death She beautifully weaves this tapestry of a novel about one family and their lives past, present and future I was left s If a body is to be remembered, someone has to tell its story.Tell a story of bodies is exactly what Jaqueline Woodson has done in red at the bone Once again she has proven a master storyteller and a writer with the utmost ability to bring her characters to life and make you feel everything that they are going through, the love, the sadness, the hate, the life, and the death She beautifully weaves this tapestry of a novel about one family and their lives past, present and future I was left shattered yet hopeful, reminiscent of a classic Toni Morrison work, Woodson has once again outdone herself with another novel sure to be worthy of a national book award honors..The novel starts at Melody s coming of age ceremony at the age of sixteen with her family and supporting cast all there, her Mother Iris and Father Aubrey who had her at that same young age of sixteen, and Iris parents Sabe and Po Boy Then from there the novel twists and turns changing narrations to and from each of these cha...

  12. So I finished this book And it made me cry in public And I want to read it again So I can feel this feeling again I did not read the synopsis of this book before reading I just cracked it open It opens with 16 year old Melody making her entrance in a dress that had been custom made for her mom Iris 16th birthday but she never got to wear Why Because of an unexpected pregnancy with Melody As Melody s grandparents and parents watch her walk down the steps we get the back story of everyon So I finished this book And it made me cry in public And I want to read it again So I can feel this feeling again I did not read the synopsis of this book before reading I just cracked it open It opens with 16 year old Melody making her entrance in a dress that had been custom made for her mom Iris 16th birt...

  13. Because if a body s to be remembered, someone has to tell its story This is one of the many quotes I highlighted in RED AT THE BONE, this beautiful, gut punch of a novel by Jacqueline Woodson A piece of the highest literary craftsmanship, each chapter alternates character, and each character s voice is so real I felt like they were talking directly to me, or that each character was telling me their story instead of one author writing it I felt intimately connected with everyone in this fami Because if a body s to be remembered, someone has to tell its story This is one of the many quotes I highlighted in RED AT THE BONE, this beautiful, gut punch of a novel by Jacqueline Woodson A piece of the highest literary craftsmanship, each chapter alternates character, and each character s voice is so real I felt like they were talking directly to me, or that each character was telling me their story instead of one author writing it I felt intim...