December 18, 2009
Shine Coconut Moon by Neesha Meminger
This book is about a 17 year-old girl named Samar or “Sam”. She is an Indian American who lives with her mom. Her mother keeps her heritage and past away from her. It doesn’t bother Sam all that much because she is so busy with school and friends. She also has a boyfriend. After 9/11 her long lost uncle Sandepp shows up to her house and everything changes. She wants to learn about her heritage and were she came from. This information is what her mother has been hiding from her for so long. I really like how this book is written because it is easy to read. I have not finished it, but I would like to finish it. I could see almost everyone reading it. Although I think teen girls could relate to it more than boys might.
Kadie, Class of 2011