Blended - Sharon M. Draper


By Sharon M. Draper

  • Release Date - Published: 2018-10-30
  • Book Genre: Family & Relationships
  • Author: Sharon M. Draper
Our rating: 5/5 stars

4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 110 Ratings)

Blended Sharon M. Draper read online review & book description:

Eleven-year-old Isabella’s blended family is more divided than ever in this “timely but genuine” (Publishers Weekly) story about divorce and racial identity from the award-winning and New York Times bestselling author of Out of My Mind, Sharon M. Draper.

Eleven-year-old Isabella’s parents are divorced, so she has to switch lives every week: One week she’s Isabella with her dad, his girlfriend Anastasia, and her son Darren living in a fancy house where they are one of the only black families in the neighborhood. The next week she’s Izzy with her mom and her boyfriend John-Mark in a small, not-so-fancy house that she loves.

Because of this, Isabella has always felt pulled between two worlds. And now that her parents are divorced, it seems their fights are even worse, and they’re always about HER. Isabella feels completely stuck in the middle, split and divided between them more than ever. And she is beginning to realize that being split between Mom and Dad involves more than switching houses, switching nicknames, switching backpacks: it’s also about switching identities. Her dad is black, her mom is white, and strangers are always commenting: “You’re so exotic!” “You look so unusual.” “But what are you really?” She knows what they’re really saying: “You don’t look like your parents.” “You’re different.” “What race are you really?” And when her parents, who both get engaged at the same time, get in their biggest fight ever, Isabella doesn’t just feel divided, she feels ripped in two. What does it mean to be half white or half black? To belong to half mom and half dad? And if you’re only seen as half of this and half of that, how can you ever feel whole?

It seems like nothing can bring Isabella’s family together again—until the worst thing happens. Isabella and Darren are stopped by the police. A cell phone is mistaken for a gun. And shots are fired.

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Posted Reviews

  • Meh I kinda liked it XD

    By kandy girl332
    So lol I read it and I wish there was more about Isabella and so yeah i also don’t like dat part about Imani ;(
  • Blended

    By CupCake0008
    I personally loved this book I would definitely recommend it for 4-6 graders mainly because of the content in the book. It was a very enjoyable book
  • Relatable for many YA and teens

    By poopknockers
    I am a teacher and see many of my students go through some of the challenges of mixed race families and divorced parents. This will be very relatable and helpful for kids! I wish I had a little more closure in the end.

    By #itzHannah
    I read this with my best friend and we loved it
  • Great book

    By kayprincess07
    This book is amazing but they can tone it done a lil because it’s a lil much but I love the book i recommend it to older readers like in 6 grade and up. 😁😁
  • Blended

    By jononnie
    I don’t like it So🤔🤢🤫🤕🤮😲👿🤡🤮
  • Love it!

    By KatelynMP
    This is a great book. There is 77 chapters but some or them or like one or 2 pages long! I love it!
  • Wow.

    By A super fan!
    I feel like it’s a bit too easy for a seventh grade reading level but that’s just what I think.I feel that this is however,not specifically what a 3rd grade me would want to read.The book does tackle racial world problems but seriously I think this is more for 4-6 grade reading level.Over all I like that there is actually a character in a children’s book who describes how it is to live life being BLENDED🙂.
  • Ok

    By Load fun
    I started this book right before meeting the author, I just could not bring myself to finishing it until today. As I sit here, I am still going back and forth with the number of stars to give it. While I’m proud of the author and her hard work that went into the book, I have a hard time with a lot of the racial issues that overshadowed the book. I’m thankful that my own children will never have to read this book and as an educator in an urban setting, I’m not really sure how I feel about this book being in the libraries.
  • Great!

    By Totoro57447
    I love this book !

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