Lonnie is a quiet kid who lives with Miss Edna, his foster-mother, because his parents died. Grappling with the ensuing grief as well as separation from his little sister, Lonnie turns to poetry to express himself.
Locomotion, a novel in free verse, showcases Jacqueline Woodson’s lean style. Poetry enhances the tone of the story and never overwhelms it. Most of all, Lonnie C. Motion comes alive through the pages of this exquisite book. It’s not a long book, but it is meant to be read slowly to savour every word.