“This historical fiction novel, set just after the end of the Vietnam War, follows an Amerasian boy named Matt. He struggles with his memories of Vietnam, trying to fit into American society, especially the middle school baseball team, and discrimination. Written in free verse, this novel goes...”see full review » see other reviews »
“This historical fiction novel, set just after the end of the Vietnam War, follows an Amerasian boy named Matt. He struggles with his memories of Vietnam, trying to fit into American society, especially the middle school baseball team, and discrimination. Written in free verse, this novel goes quickly, but carries a big emotional punch.”Ms. P ACS6 wrote this review 2 days ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Not only is "All The Broken Pieces" beautifully written, I found it compelling in every way:
The story is riveting -- a young Vietnamese boy adopted by an American couple at the end of the Vietnam war, how he outwardly acclimatizes to his new family, school and country but has a rich and troubled inner life riddled with nightmares and waking fears and how these and others' prejudices affect him; it communicates better than any regular prose novel the way images and conflicting thoughts and feelings tangle in people's minds every day.
The emotions it conveys from and about the characters are affecting -- you can't help but feel the small happinesses, the pain, the joy of resolution..
And all of this in a quick read that already has me returning to it to find passages that especially moved me. I think this book will resonate for anyone, and it will certainly have special relevance for those of us who lived through the Vietnam era, who had friends or loved ones who fought in the war, or who was there him or herself. I have found a new genre I enjoy which is historical fiction. A great book.”
“This book is amazing. I feel really bad for people who have to go though things like that in their lives and still have to deal with everything from day to day because it's so hard to get rid of the thoughts that will always haunt you.”Jessica wrote this review Thursday, October 24, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“great book”alioune wrote this review Tuesday, March 26, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I picked this book to read because it looked really touching and i thought it would give me a good thought of how people who are adopted from countries that are in war feel. I knew it would be sad and hard to read because it is so emotional. But i thought it would be a good read and i would enjoy it. So i gave it a go. And it went well.
The best way to overall to describe it is to say it was a realistic fiction novel featuring a young boy about 12 or 13 adopted from Vietnam and he goes to meet war veterans that fought in Vietnam. He is introduced and hears terrible stories of the war in Vietnam. While there he realizes he belong where he is. ”
“All the broken pieces is great, heart-warming book to read.The protagonist, named Matt Pin. (Vietnam name Phang My) Matt leaves war-torn vietnam with lists and lots of despair. Matt's whole family died in this terrible tragedy. But Matt's brand new life in America is calling his name. This book does not remind me of anything, this book's plot is like nothing i've ever seen before. But in America life isn't always perfect for Matt. ”Jack Aaron wrote this review Friday, February 8, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I'm reading this book and I like it BOOM! "All The Broken Pieces," by Ann E. Burg. I read this book because my Dad told me to.
It wasn't to bad. Matt Pin has to face Vietnam while having his baseball coach have cancer, and also play's piano. For some reason I compare all the broken pieces to A baseball book i read i while a go. its a okay read”
“it is about a kid that was in vitnam and is adopted ”cale wrote this review Thursday, January 3, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I enjoyed reading this book that was in free-style poetry. This story begins with Matt Pin who was airlifted out of Vietnam during the end of the war in 1975. He recalls the environment of the war, the terror his family faced, and how his mother made the sacrifice for him to have a better life. Matt was adopted by an American family and strugges to adjust to this culture and encounters blame and prejudice from Rob, his classmate, whose brother died while fighting this war. They later reveal their experiences and finally have a resolution for understanding and forgiveness.”Susan wrote this review Sunday, September 30, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No