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A Trail of Crumbs, Book Review

A Trail of Crumbs, By Susie Finkbeiner

About the Book: Pearl Spence has been through more in her young life than most folks could handle. But through it all, her family has been by her side. They may not be perfect, but they love her and they all love each other, come what may. That’s one thing Pearl no longer questions.

But then a devastating tragedy throws the whole family into a tailspin–and signals the beginning of the end of her secure life.

Now the Spences are fleeing their Oklahoma wasteland for an unknown life in Depression-era Michigan. Pearl isn’t sure she’ll ever see home or happiness again. Will any trail of crumbs be powerful enough to guide her back to the dependable life she once knew?

The strong narrative voice of Finkbeiner’s young protagonist from A Cup of Dust returns in this gritty yet hopeful sequel.

My Thoughts: This book is written through the view of a child in the Great Depression and is absolutely heartbreaking. The mood that the author gives is well done and really the whole book is very well written. And while the topics are heavy I wasn’t bogged down by all the sadness. This is a great read for anyone who loves dramas and or historical fiction.

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