Thursday, June 2, 2011
I liked this book. In no small part, because it's the first thing I've ever read written from the viewpoint of the ever-growing homeless population in our country. The fact that it was told from Caroline's viewpoint kept me turning the pages. I was worried about her. I wanted to see what happened. My only complaint was that at the end I wanted more. The book stayed true to Caroline's viewpoint and, just as a child would not be a reliable witness to the events of their own childhood, this book made me guess without ever giving me hard and fast answers. I looked at a couple of reviews on Amazon and saw I wasn't alone in feeling a frustrated at the lack of details.
Even so, it's a book I'm happy to have read. If you're in a book group I could see it germinating some interesting conversations.