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Book Review of The Tiger Rising

The Tiger Rising
The Tiger Rising
Author: Kate DiCamillo
Genre: Children's Books
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 2

This is a wonderful story - I really enjoyed it - but I would have waited to read it to my 7 year old daughter until she was a little older had I know the themes of the book would be so mature. DiCamillo writes about real raw life and the kids who live it. In this story she covers the painful loss of a parent, the temptation to stuff all that emotion, friendship and love, and the way adults fail children. All in one little book! Really powerful story for a young adult audience.

DiCamillo's other stories are great as well. The Tale of Despereaux is a beautiful story. Then Edward Tulane which is a little more heavy/adult themed, but still sad and beautiful and thought provoking.