Words of Stone

by Kevin Henkes

Struggling with his mother's death of several years earlier, Blaze feels small... read more

Struggling with his mother's death of several years earlier, Blaze feels small and fearful, until he meets Joselle. Joselle is as outspoken and active as Blaze is reserved, although her behavior is often a product of her own problems with her inconsistent mother, "The Beautiful Vicki." Blaze and Joselle's unpredictable relationship is fraught with secrets that eventually create an uncrossable chasm between them, although the strengths they have both gained from their friendship are not lost when it dissolves. Stunning characterizations highlight the remarkable story of Blaze and Joselle. (Ages 9-12)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 1992

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