Flowers In The Sky

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Reading is important for teenagers because reading skills are essential for critical thinking. Many teenagers do not enjoy reading because they can never find the right book. Flowers in the Sky by Lynn Joseph is a good book for teenage girls; even those who dislike reading. In this book, Nina Perez a fifteen year old girl moves from Dominican Republic to New York. In New York, she discovers her own strength and independence; as well as uncovering disturbing secrets about her older brother, Darrio. To begin, the author includes many themes and messages that are relatable. A good book always has multiple themes and messages to engage the reader. In addition, the author creates an interesting plot with many exciting events. Unlike most authors,…show more content…
The plot of this book is about the obstacles Nina encounters in her teenage years. The best part of this book is how Joseph incorporated the title in a breakthrough moment for Nina. Nina’s brother Darrio says, “But whoever heard of flowers in the sky?” (Joseph 81). Nina has always had a passion for flowers and when she arrives she worries about losing her passion. Once she gives New York a chance, she realizes that there is something there for her after all. Furthermore, the many conflicts in this book add even more adventure and drama. These events create tension, as well as adding excitement. Lastly, this book contain many meaningful quotes that relate to the plot; this is one of the points that makes this book admirable. Flowers in the Sky talks about the decisions you make in life and how to make them independently. Once thing Nina realizes is, “Once you go down a certain road, it’s tough to turn back. That’s why you have to be careful which road you pick” (Joseph 126). Finally, this novel is good because there is intriguing plots and events created by the…show more content…
This book is understandable, which gives the reader a better experience while reading. Firstly, many teenagers will be able to relate to the themes and messages portrayed in the book. Also, the plot and events that the author chose to incorporate, are sympathetic to youth. Joseph really thought about her ideas and chose them each for a specific reason. In addition, the author has a very unique writing style. The author includes many character descriptions and Latin words that resemble the main character’s culture. In conclusion, Flowers in the Sky by Joseph Lynn is a wonderful book for teenage girls that are looking for something relatable with excellent
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