Johnson, Angela. Looking for Red.

Author:Rosser, Claire
Position:Brief Article - Young Adult Review - Book Review

Simon & Schuster, Pulse. 116p. c2002. 0-689-86388-8. $4.99. J *

To quote from the review of the hardcover in KLIATT, May 2002: Author of Toning the Sweep and Heaven, two Coretta Scott King Award winners about difficult family transitions, Johnson turns to the subject of grief in Looking for Red. Mike (Michaela) is the younger sister of Red, who disappeared into the sea about three months ago; Mike still sees him here and there and looks for him everywhere. Red's girlfriend Mona and best friend Mark are also having their terrors over the loss, as are Cassie and Frank, the parents. They live in a small Cape Cod community, wedded year-round to the sea. Johnson uses her usual prose-poem style to tell a brief story that is deeper, wider, longer than the words...

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