Into the Dangerous World

By CHIBBARO, Julie

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ISBN
9780803739109 9780698170469
Publisher
Viking


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on July 1, 2015  |  Young Adult

Gr 9 Up—Ror is an artist. Growing up on a commune on Staten Island during the 1970s and 1980s allowed her to explore this aspect of herself. Her father, also an artist, burns down their home while he is inside it. Now Ror, her mother, and her sister, must learn to live in Regan-era Brooklyn with very limited resources. The teen has never been to high school but has learned much about art and literature from her father. The only course she c...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on August 1, 2015

Aurora’s father gives her a roll of drawing paper and a cryptic message—“I’m going to save you, girl”—before burning their Staten Island commune home to the ground with himself inside. Ror, her mother, and her sister Marilyn (née Halo) escape the blaze and move to unwelcoming Manhattan, where they live in poverty and where Ror is forced to attend public high school for the first time. She’s an outsider but always an artist (“I drew because if I didn’t, I’d die”), and...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2015

After her father burns their Staten Island commune home to the ground with himself inside, Ror, her mother, and her sister move to unwe...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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