About the Book
For months, they've lived side by side, their paths crossing yet never meeting. But when Nora is nearly killed and her sister taken away, their worlds collide as Kettle, grief stricken at the loss of a friend, angrily pulls Nora from her window.
In her honeyed eyes, Kettle sees sadness and suffering. In his, Nora sees the chance to take to the window and fly away.
Set in 1953, Nora & Kettle explores the collision of two teenagers facing extraordinary hardship. Their meeting is inevitable, devastating, and ultimately healing. Their stories, "a collection of events, are each on their own harmless. But together, one after the other, they change the world."
His eyes are intense. Dark. They look like they’ve seen things I don’t want to know about.
There was a lot of hype for this book last year, at least among some of the blogs I follow. Plus I'm a fan of the author from her series The Woodlands. So I had high expectations. But this book just didn't meet them.
I'm sad to say that the most interesting part of the book was the abuse from Nora's father. And that sounds truly awful. But it was really the only time I felt something with the characters I was reading.
The characters were just so boring. And the story just didn't keep me interested. This frustrated me, because it's a story that deals with an incredibly important topic - what happened after the internment of Japanese Americans in the United States.