If You Come Softly PDFI had never seen locks up close. His were thick and black and spiraling down over his shoulders. I wanted to touch them, to touch his face. I wanted to hear him say his name again. For a moment we stared at each other, neither of us saying anything. There was something familiar about him, something I had seen before. I blinked, embarrassed suddenly, and turned away from him.
M R James' Whistle And I'll Come To You 1968
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A quiet, beautifully etched portrait of a first love that is shattered by the racism, A quiet, beautifully etched portrait of a first love that is shattered by the racism, If You Come Softly traces the relationship of two teens whose lives intertwine for a short but life-changing time. Ellie is Jewish and white. Jeremiah is black. Both are from well-to-do families where it's sometimes hard to be yourself, and both are new students at Percy Academy.
Mar 06, Minutes Young Adult Buy. Mar 06, Minutes Young Adult. Too bad the rest of the world has to get in their way. Jacqueline Woodson is the bestselling author of more than two dozen award-winning books, including the New York Times—bestselling National Book Award finalist for adult fiction, Another Brooklyn. In this contemporary story about an interracial romance, she seems to slip effortlessly into the skins of both her main characters. Woodson unerringly limns the delicate intensity and passionate innocence of first love. The two points of view effectively communicate the loneliness of the two sensitive teenagers and their breathless delight in discovering one another.