A story that will wrap you up and suck you in its weaving tale. Similar to a tale one might imagine an old gentlemanly grandpa telling his grandchildren as they sit on his knee. This story is Huckleberry Finn and Homer Price combined with Bridge to Teribithia. Pain. Laughs. Tears and smiles. It is a perfect story.
I thought this was a great story, and I was satisfied with the ending. Great characters. Jenna Lamia is always a good reader, so that was an extra for me.
I know the book is good when I have to get the Kindle book to read so I can easily move from house to car.
You will not be disappointed.
I hated this to end! I love stories of small towns through the eyes of children.
Abilene is a wise and determined little girl. Manifest is a small town with interesting characters. I enjoyed the switch between the 1930's and 1918 as she tries to discover mysteries. She lives with an honorable man who is part parson, bar keep, and more. She makes friends with a local fortune teller and slowly, slowly pieces of information is shared. I enjoyed the 3 girls working together to find the Rattler. The story of Jinxs and Dan. The newspaper lady and much more.
My girls and I took a road trip and decided to listen to this together. It was fantastic! The different narrators and the story line were a perfect combination. I highly recommend this book. I enjoyed it as much as my girls!
This was an excellent book. A little bit of Huck Finn and the character development and warmth of Jan Karon's Mitford series.
This book is so enjoyable and engrossing that more than once I stayed up waaay past lights out, because I wanted to know what happened next. The narration was sublime. I will definitly look for more from this author and narrator. Enjoy ...you will not be disappointed!
Sigh... is the story really over?
Christian novel reader
Actually a pretty good story but seemed to drag at times. I do believe it is written for a younger audience. The narration was good.
This is a wonderful story full of colorful characters and a storyline that keeps you in suspense from beginning to end. Definitely recommend this book. The readers are fantastic - they each brought their parts of the story to life.