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on 4 December 2013
The Color War is a kindle single by popular American author, Jodi Picoult. This short story centres on Raymond Willis, a nine-year-old African American boy living in Boston who is sent to a Bible Camp in the Berkshires by his mother, in the hope that he will make new friends. What he really wishes for is that his best friend Monroe was still around. He's at this camp for black, Latino, Hmong and Chinese kids, run by an all-white staff and not expecting to like anything about the camp or the people, so Raymond is surprised to meet an angel. At least, Melody sure looks like the ice-carved angel he and Monroe saw in Boston last Christmas. While this is a very short offering, Picoult still manages to give her characters depth and to touch on issues of skin colour, opportunity, growing up and the cruel facts of life. Very moving.