Book Reviews

Book review on The Last Paper Crane by Kerry Drewery


One thousand paper cranes to achieve your heart’s desire.

1945, Hiroshima: Ichiro is a teenage boy relaxing at home with his friend Hiro. Moments later there is a blinding fl ash as the horrifi c nuclear bomb is dropped. With great bravery the two boys fi nd Hiro’s fi veyear-old sister Keiko in the devastated and blasted landscape. With Hiro succumbing to his wounds, Ichiro
is now the only one who can take care of Keiko. But in the chaos Ichiro loses her when he sets off to fi nd help.

Seventy years later, the loss of Keiko and his broken promise to his dying friend are haunƟ ng the old man’s fading years. Mizuki, his grandaughter, is determined to help him. As the Japanese legend goes, if you have the patience to fold 1,000 paper cranes, you will fi nd your heart’s desire; and it turns out her grandfather has only one more origami crane to fold…

Narrated in a compelling mix of straight straight narrative,
free verse and haiku poems, this is a haunting and powerful novel of courage and survival, with full-page illustrations by Natsko Seki.

My rating: 5/5


Let’s first start with the book cover, in my opinion, I think it represents a deep meaning of the story.

Besides that, I like the writing style in this book. Even though, the plot is heart-wrenching but with the good writing style, it made the book easy and fast to read.

Moreover, the plot just gives us awareness on what the people that survived the 1945 war in Hiroshima went through. It was a really heartfelt read.

Lastly, this story gives us a message on the cruelty and impact of wars because, it cost lives! The ending was also absolutely beautiful and it made me cry.

Overall, it was a beautiful read. I highly recommend this book, if you like to read fictional books that relates to wars happened in the past.

Thank you so much #Pansing @definitelybooks, for sending me this book!

This book is available at all good bookstores!


Natasha (TheNatashaReads) ❤️

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Natasha. A law student ⚖️ and a book reviewer 📚.

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