All The Broken Pieces by Ann E. Burg

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An award-winning debut novel from a stellar new voice in middle grade fiction.

Matt Pin would like to forget: war torn Vietnam, bombs that fell like dead crows, and the terrible secret he left behind. But now that he is living with a caring adoptive family in the United States, he finds himself forced to confront his past. And that means choosing between silence and candor, blame and forgiveness, fear and freedom.

By turns harrowing, dreamlike, sad, and triumphant, this searing debut novel, written in lucid verse, reveals an unforgettable perspective on the lasting impact of war and the healing power of love.

About Ann E. Burg

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Ann Burg worked as an English teacher for ten years before becoming a full-time writer. She lives in Rhinebeck, New York, with her family.
Published September 24, 2013 by Scholastic Paperbacks. 243 pages
Genres: Travel, War, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Matt Pin's story, told in first-person verse, opens with the evacuation of refugees near the end of the Vietnam War.

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Matt's adoptive parents are only two of the many strong adults who help Matt's middle school baseball team learn acceptance.

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