World Made of Glass by Ami Polonsky

World Made of Glass

Ami Polonsky

265 pages first pub 2023 (editions)

fiction historical middle grade emotional informative sad medium-paced


A heartbreaking, heart-mending novel of love, grief, friendship, and community.   March 1987. The FDA has just approved AZT as the first drug to treat AIDS. But it's too late for Iris’s dad. He’s dying, confined to a hospital bed in the apartment ...

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Community Reviews Summary of 28 reviews


emotional 100%
sad 83%
informative 50%
inspiring 38%
hopeful 33%
reflective 33%
challenging 16%
dark 5%
funny 5%


medium 66%
fast 33%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 57% | Character: 42%

Strong character development?

Yes: 93% | N/A: 6%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 100%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 66% | It's complicated: 25% | N/A: 8%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

No: 84% | It's complicated: 7% | Yes: 7%

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