The Dear One by Jacqueline Woodson

No critic rating

Waiting for minimum critic reviews

See 2 Critic Reviews

unrated

Synopsis

An intriguing look at teen pregnancy from a three-time Newbery Honor winning author

Feni is furious when she finds out that her mother has agreed to take a fifteen-year-old pregnant girl into their home until her baby is born. What kind of girl would let herself get into so much trouble? How can Feni live under the same roof as someone like that? Her worst fears are confirmed when Rebecca arrives: she is mean, bossy, and uneducated. Feni decided she will have nothing to do with her. But it’s hard not to be curious about a girl so close to her own age who seems so different…
 

About Jacqueline Woodson

See more books from this Author
Jacqueline Woodson (www.jacquelinewoodson.com) is the winner of the Margaret A. Edwards Award for lifetime achievement in writing for young adults, the recipient of three Newbery Honor Awards for After Tupac and D Foster, Feathers and Show Way, and a two-time finalist for the National Book Award for Locomotion and Hush. Others awards include the Coretta Scott King Award and Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Miracle's Boys. Her most recent novel, Beneath a Meth Moon, will be published spring 2012. She lives with her family in Brooklyn, New York.E. B. Lewis (www.eblewis.com) has illustrated more than fifty picture books, including Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award winner Talkin' About Bessie (by Nikki Grimes) and Caldecott Honor winner Coming On Home Soon (by Jacqueline Woodson). He taught art in public schools for twelve years, and currently teaches at the University of Arts in Philadelphia. He lives in Folsom, New Jersey.
 
Published November 11, 2010 by Puffin. 156 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Literature & Fiction, Children's Books. Fiction

Unrated Critic Reviews for The Dear One

Kirkus Reviews

See more reviews from this publication

 Second-novelist Woodson (the well-received Last Summer with Maison, 1990) gives thoughtful consideration to the impact of a pregnant teenager on the 12-year-old daughter of a friend who takes her in.

May 20 2010 | Read Full Review of The Dear One

Publishers Weekly

See more reviews from this publication

Feni's visitor Rebecca, 15, comes from Harlem, is pregnant and is sleeping in Feni's room. It's almost too much for the 12-year-old to bear: she sees little enough of her corporate-executive mother wi

Jul 29 1991 | Read Full Review of The Dear One

Reader Rating for The Dear One
87%

An aggregated and normalized score based on 6 user ratings from iDreamBooks & iTunes


Rate this book!

Add Review
×