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Book Review: The Survival Kit by Donna Freitas

21 Jan

Title: The Survival Kit

Author: Donna Freitas

Genre: Contemporary YA

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Published on: October 11, 2011

Challenge: Completely Contemporary Challenge

Source: Library

Summary: When Rose’s mom dies, she leaves behind a brown paper bag labeled Rose’s Survival Kit. Inside the bag, Rose finds an iPod, with a to-be-determined playlist; a picture of peonies, for growing; a crystal heart, for loving; a paper star, for making a wish; and a  paper kite, for letting go.

As Rose ponders the meaning of each item, she finds herself returning again and again to an unexpected source of comfort. Will is her family’s gardener, the school hockey star, and the only person who really understands what she’s going through. Can loss lead to love?

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