Story Rating: *****
Cover Rating: A
This book offers a depiction of the area I grew up in during the mid-1800’s, which I found fascinating and – as far as what I know – historically accurate. The story itself is fascinating and gripping. I’ve read it both as a child (when the author visited by Elementary School) and as an adult. I’ve read it with my daughter, who easily understood the story and found it incredibly enjoyable. The detailed renderings of what is going on inside the story makes it so the reader feels transported inside the book – which, for me, is the mark of a great story.
The cover is eye-catching and offers an accurate description of what readers will find inside the book.