Book Review: Peace, Locomotion by Jacqueline Woodson

Peace, Locomotion by Jacqueline Woodson

Title: Peace, Locomotion

Author: Jacqueline Woodson

Genre: Middle Grade Realistic Fiction

Number of Pages: 134

Rating: B

Recommended?: Yes


I’m not really sure what to say about this book. It’s a good sequel and it’s faithful to the first book so if you liked Locomotion, you’ll probably like this one too. It picks up shortly after Locomotion left off and largely focuses on the main character’s feelings when his foster mom’s son, a veteran, comes home from service an amputee and with PTSD. At first Lonnie feels like the family won’t have room for him anymore with Miss Edna’s son back but that turns out not to be the case. He writes letters to his younger sister Lili about his experiences and slowly begins to bond with his disabled foster brother. Lonnie is a likable protagonist and his voice is both endearing and utterly believable. He’s a kid who’s trying to figure stuff out and is still struggling with his own demons, and you just want to hug him and tell him everything will be okay. I would love to see another book in this series if Miss Woodson’s up for it.

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