A Song for Bijou

So sweet, so uplifting: you’ll want to sing a little song of joy as a Haitian girl and a goofy Brooklyn boy discover the rules of romance. Life for Alex Schrader has never involved girls. He goes to an all-boys prep school, for starters. But then he meets Bijou: a Haitian girl who has come to Brooklyn after the earthquake. Alex is smitten, and vows to win her heart. For Bijou, change is the norm. Yet she’s startled by how different life is in America, especially when a boy asks her out. Alex is about to learn there are rules when it comes to girls; both in Haitian culture and with his own friends. Meanwhile, Bijou will learn that she doesn’t have to let go of her roots to find joy in her new life. Totally charming.

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