Just as suddenly as D Foster came into their lives, she left them. But no matter how brief their time together, they were connected nonetheless and they always will be.
When I first heard about this book, I thought about where I was when I heard that Tupac Shakur died, and I thought it'd be an interesting book to read, and I was right. I think it's interesting how music can bring people together, however unlikely the connection between the people may seem. It's also nice that people can relate to music and use it as a way to escape their troubles for a little bit or to help them deal with what is going on in their lives. Upon hearing the title, I thought the story would be about Tupac Shakur, but the title refers to the time when D was in Neeka's and her best friend's lives. I also thought it was interesting that 'D Foster' refers to one of the main characters, but it's not really her name. I figure D was short for something, and it turned out that it stood for Desiree. I also thought 'Foster' was her last name, but she actually just used 'Foster' to refer to herself in foster care. Her last name was actually Johnson. That really caught me off guard!
It was interesting to see how the girls reacted to D. At first it seemed that they weren't going to be friends with her and they just kind of put up with her, but they ended up being almost inseparable. It was interesting to see how they all kind of complemented each other and sort of kept each other in check but at the same time were there to support each other. I kind of found it a bit troubling that at the end the girls didn't really know each other as well as they thought they did, but that didn't change the fact that they were still good friends and would be there for each other no matter what. There was something about each of them that just made their friendship work. I think they were able to see a little bit of themselves in each other, and they all had something that the others didn't, which is why they complemented each other very nicely.
http://www.jacquelionewoodson.com/ to learn about her and to check out titles of other books she's written, which include Locomotion, Feathers, and Miracle's Boys. You can also find out about Tupac Shakur at http://www.2pac.com/.