This, then, is what starts her obsession with finding out more about Sapphire, finding out who killed her. I hesitate to label Lo, when The Butterfly Clues is very careful to not use any labels.
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Certain numbers are good, others are not; Lo has to rap or knock certain sequences when nervous, or when entering a room or a car; she is compelled to take yes, steal certain items and collects many things. Her collections have to be in certain numbers, and certain groups, and certain sequences, and those requirements may change.
Lo has no choice in doing these things. At the same time, it is entirely the point of the story because most other people would not have taken the risks Lo ends up taking. Other great things about The Butterfly Clues : the setting, Cleveland, including both the suburb Lo lives in as well as the gritty city she explores.
The group of artists that Lo meets, including Flynt, who she is both attracted to and afraid of, because what will he think about her compulsions? And what is his connection to Sapphire? Looking for a place to talk about young adult books?
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The Space Between Trees. Add to Wishlist. Get Started. Learn More. While exploring a crime-ridden neighborhood on the outskirts of Cleveland, she steals an angel statue on impulse and hears a gunshot as she runs away. An interest in finding out about the victim becomes an obsession with discovering the truth behind her murder.
The details surrounding the death of her older brother are also slowly revealed, and an awkward romance begins to bud between Lo and an older runaway. The strands of these story lines are artfully woven to a satisfying conclusion. This book casts a spell over its readers with its fast-moving narrative and seamless plotting. Teens will appreciate the honest and realistic portrayal of a character with complex issues, which nevertheless are not the main focus of the book.
The excitement of the unfolding mystery and the unique characters make this a great addition.