Book of the Month

The last book of the month for 2014 is one I’ve been dying to read but hadn’t found the time yet. I will find the time. I will finish this. It’s had some pretty good reviews on goodreads and on amazon. It’s about a little girl named Starla in 1963 Mississippi who is grounded on the fourth of July, which she was really trying not to but hey, and decides to run off in attempts to find her mother who isn’t around, instead of face consequences her Mamie (grandmother) has threatened. She ends up on quite the journey and travels with a black woman with a white baby.Remember, 1963, Segregation is still well and alive at this point.

I know this is being compared to The Help, which if you haven’t read it, oh my, go read that too. Anyhow, so it is being compared to The Help by Kathryn Stockett but I think it’s because it takes place during the civil rights movement, I don’t know how many other similarities there will be. So if you’re looking for something to pick up this December I have started up on this one. I don’t know anyone who has read it but I hope it doesn’t disappoint, my hopes are fairly high.

Happy Reading

-Jess

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