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W = Will, walking, wondering WHAT I LEAVE BEHIND, by Alison McGhee (YA book review)
Memories, conflicts, problems – walking away lets him avoid the pain,but sometimes easier isn’t better. Three years since Dad jumped off the bridge, leaving behind Will and Mom and his Bowie t-shirts, but not his famed cornbread recipe. Three years of walking to school, dollar store job, then home – past the butterfly-watching little boy, homeless Superman, dog-of-insanity forever chained. Can 100-cent gifts help them, give best friend Playa strength to stand up in court, reveal the cornbread secret to Will? His LA neighborhood grows larger, sharper as the Black teen walks and walks and walks his memories out and wonders about the future. One hundred chapters of 100 words …