I have a special place in my heart for the great apes so I naturally loved Sukari! The exploration of American Sign Language is interesting as well. Several communication styles are used, but they are clearly differentiated with bold italics for written notes and all caps for sign language. If you love apes or if you’re just looking for a great realistic story about a teen finding her place in the world, this is the book for you!
Hurt Go Happy by Ginny Rorby
5th - 8th Grade
Tags: Animals, Character Driven, Contemporary Fiction, Family Life