Kira-Kira

“Kira-Kira” means glittering in Japanese. Lynn Takeshima told her sister Katie that the world is full of things “kira-kira”: stars, blue sky, butterflies, even colored Kleenex! Katie loved her sister so much, she thought Lynn was the smartest person on earth. But then Lynn got sick. Katie had to face the bitter truth that her sister wasn’t going to be there all the time.

Oh, I nearly cried several times while reading it. What makes this book especially sad is that it was written in the point of view of a little girl, with her simple way of seeing things and her love for her whole family.

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