Sunday, June 26, 2011
It's a proven fact that if you set a book in Appalachia I'm more likely to read it. And if the author is from Kentucky and the book is recommended by Silas House (one of my favorite authors) then I'm like triple times more likely to read it and love it.
I really enjoyed this novel. It's on the younger side of YA literature but I found it to be a subtly poignant tale about life in Appalachian Kentucky in the late 1970s. This is around the same time my mother spent a good amount of time in Appalachia with her grandparents so there were lots of tiny references to things I was familiar with about that period of time in the mountains. I really liked making those connections. Overall, it was a very nice read.