Friday, September 2, 2011
Review: I really liked this book. I don't read very much historical fiction, but I am really glad I picked this one up. It's a pretty easy read and I think it was written for more of a middle grade audience, but it didn't matter. I finished this book quickly and although the plot was simple and the last couple of chapters were kind of annoying, I really enjoyed it. The plot was so believable, this time period was recreated flawlessly. The author grew up during this time and I could really tell. I also really liked the pictures that interspersed throughout the book that were from that time period. I thought they were really interesting and added a lot to the story. I also really liked getting to know all of the characters. Franny and her family and friends were all such unique characters and every single one was such a great addition to the story. I thought her family especially was a good look at the family dynamic during that time. I really hope that Wiles continues to write stories like this because this one was really cool. Anyone who is a fan of historical fiction and doesn't mind the fact that it is written for younger audiences, should definitely read this one.