The Game of Love and Death
Arthur A Levine Books, 2015, 329 pp., $17.99
Love, Romance, Fantasy, Magic, Dating, Sex
The Game of Love and Death begins on Feb. 13, 1920 when Love and Death pick their two players in their game. Love chooses a white baby boy who has material things, while Death chooses an African-American baby girl from the poor side of town. And so the relationship between Henry & Flora begins. Death and Love manipulate their lives to see if they will have the courage to choose each other. While the book cover recommends this for grades 7 and above, it does deal with mature themes such as homosexuality and racial issues. I feel it would be more appropriate for older readers.
Fort Riley Middle School Library
Fort Riley, KS