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Maizon Singh is a black girl who lives with her grandmother. She is happy where she lives and the school she goes to (P.S. 102). Her friend Margaret also lives on the same street as Maizon does. They are very close friends and spend much of their time together. Maizon's Grandmother is always there for here when she needs her and Margaret's mother gives Maizon good advice. This family is happy together on Madison Street until the day Maizon parted. Maizon is accepted by Blue Hill, a school far from home. Maizon's Grandmother urges her to go, while Maizon secretly does not want to go and does not want to disappoint her. At school, she realizes how beautiful it is there. Not only is the place beautiful, but the teachers are nice, there are wonderful classes, and Maizon has a nice roommate. There are only 5 black students at Blue Hill and feels lonely. A part of her is missing from Blue Hill, she longs to go home. She is homesick and feels different from the others. In the end, Maizon has to make the tough choice of staying and pursuing the scholarship she wants or will she go home and find the piece of her that is missing, most likely, her family?
I would rate this book on a scale of 1 to 10 I would give this book an 8. I enjoyed this book a lot it was very entertaining. It was kind of sad when she didn't want to except friends because she was afraid of raceisim. I liked this book because it deals withissues that you could be experencing today. I have never read a book like it, it was very unique I think that's another reason I liked the book. She dosen't like Blue hill because she doesn't think she's fitting in even though lots of the girls like her. I liked the part when Mazion and Sandy were talkingbefor they went to bed because it brings out a lot of her (Mazion) chactor. If I had a chance I would definetly read this book again. I would recamend this book if you like a good book to sit down and read with. It's one of those books you can read forever without putting it down. It is a fast pase book there isn't one slow spot.
I read this book with both daughters and thought it a great book. My daughters especially appreciated the verbiage and various experiences Maizan has in her transition into a new school district. But this book is not only for students who transition but anyone who dares to take on new challenges in life.
This book reveals in a very human and compassionate way how white students can let racism stand in the way of much needed friendship. A must read for youth AND adults striving to gain insights and make a difference.