All the Broken Pieces

All the Broken Pieces

A Novel in Verse

Book - 2009
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Two years after being airlifted out of Vietnam in 1975, Matt Pin is haunted by the terrible secret he left behind and, now, in a loving adoptive home in the United States, a series of profound events forces him to confront his past.
Publisher: New York : Scholastic Press, 2009
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780545080927
Branch Call Number: FICTION Bur
Characteristics: 218 pages ; 21 cm


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PTSD is no joke, and, when you come from a war-torn area, having PTSD becomes a greater possibility. Matt is adjusting to life in his adopted home in the United States, but events keep forcing him to confront his past and the secret he’d rather not think about.

Matt Pin would like to forget: war torn Vietnam, bombs that fell like dead crows, and the terrible secret he left behind. But now that he is living with a caring adoptive family in the United States, he finds himself forced to confront his past. And that means choosing between silence and candor,... Read More »

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Jul 23, 2016

Another really great book in verse. Picked it up because it was mentioned in Booked by Kwame Alexander. Highly recommend it.

GPLKids Apr 22, 2011

This is not "just" an adoption story but really tells what it is like to come from another country/culture to join a new family. Baseball and music play a part and keep things "real".


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