Book Review: All the Broken Pieces by Anne E. Burg

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Genre: Realistic Fiction

Age Recommended: 11 and up

This book was a Virginia Reader’s Choice the year I was in sixth grade- my teacher had our class do a project on all ten of the books in the middle school category and they were all amazing.



Two years after being rescued from Vietnam, Matt Pin is haunted: by bombs that fell like dead crows, by his family that died when it should have been him with them, and the terrible secret that he left behind. Now, inside a caring adoptive home in the United States, he is scared, and a series of terrible events force him to choose between silence and truth, blame and forgiveness, fear and freedom. He is teased by many and accepted by none. Matt has to endure endless pain as every simple action reminds him of the home that he left behind in Vietnam.

This book is written in verse and expresses the pain and sorrow of a boy who can’t call anywhere home…

If you would like to read this book, you can get it here: All the Broken Pieces


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