If You Come Softly | Currently Reading

If You Come Softly by Jacqueline Woodson is one I read many years ago, back when I’d just started teaching. It’s a Romeo & Juliet retelling in alternating perspectives that is just fabulous.

I picked it up again because it’s the first read for Life’s Library Book Club. Woodson is one of my favorite authors and I jumped at the chance to be able to discuss this particular work with other people.

As I reread, I’ll share some of my thoughts with you below. They’ll be in chronological order, and I’ll put chapters and spoiler warnings if necessary.

Do you ever pay attention to the tense a narrative is written in? What are your thoughts about it?

Blackness front and center

What stories make you feel like you’re at home?

Fish Out of Water Stories

Thoughts forthcoming.


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