Loose Threads

Loose Threads

by Lorie Ann Grover


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781416955627
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Publication date: 05/03/2007
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.12(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

Lorie Ann Grover attended the University of Miami. After school she lived with her husband, David, in South Korea, where she spent most of her time painting and writing poetry. The Grovers have two daughters, Emily and Ellen, and live in Sumner, Washington.
The author of Loose Threads, Lorie Ann was inspired to write On Pointe by her own experiences as a teenage member of the Miami Ballet Company.

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Loose Threads 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
cshupp on LibraryThing 18 days ago
Wow this story was intense. I liked the poems without form. It was nice to feel the back and forth of the poetry. It was a rough topic to tackle.
vortega on LibraryThing 18 days ago
Loose Threads is Lorie Ann Grover's first book. It is a story told in poems about breast cancer and the lives it touches. Each relatively short poem has an underlined heading that keeps the plot moving forward. Some poems are wistful and focus on a truth that the main character, thirteen year-old Kay, comes to understand. Other poems are about the mundane things in life like cockroaches in the kitchen or the pleasure of watching a TV show or eating in the school cafeteria. It is a story that works on several levels: a girl coming of age, a family in crisis, the devastation of breast cancer, and the continuity of life and familial love. It is a quick 300 pages that holds interest primarily due to the believability of the characters.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was a great book. A touching account of a very difficult time. As I have gone through loosing someone that was very dear to me from cancer, I felt I could relate closely with the main character. This is a recommended read for anyone growing up or even growing older. It strikes a cord and brings one back to what is real and true in life.