Summary: A middle grade novel following the POV’s of a white family and a black family in the age of segregation and Jim Crow laws.
Page Length: 192 pages
- quick read (one of the things I love about middle grade)
- contains scenes that are really heartfelt and capture the reality of segregation during the 1950s and 1960s
- Bobby’s POV was the only tolerable perspective, and sometimes I even found his character to be rather dull
- the characters….none of them are all that memorable and only Bobby’s POV kept my attention (and during only a few short chapters).
- I wouldn’t call this a ‘moving’ story about racism in the 1950’s. I found nearly nothing moving or memorable about the story that really stood out
- After finishing the book, I still don’t understand the connection to the title
Recommend?: Sadly, no.
Final Rating: 2/5
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