A lot like Ann of green gables, nicely told by a girl who is lost and unloved. The bond she shares with the old woman changes both their Lives. I loved this beautiful story...it would make a nice movie.
Incredible story and narration. This is one of my favorites. I knew a woman who was on that train, or one like it; it was the Depression, her mother had died, her father couldn't keep her & her brother. She ended up with a different name & a family she was supposed to work for & never heard of her brother or father again.
This was a beautifully written book. The voice of Molly was a little too squeaky for comfort sometimes. The biggest disappointment was the character Dina - described as a harsh and unloving yet pro-life right wing Christian. Certainly a deviation from the faithful Christians that I know. Many of whom lovingly care for foster children or work with agencies to help foster children. The characterization of Dina seems an attempt to further a false stereotype of Christians.
Loved this story and had no idea about the orphan trains originally.
Great perspectives of foster children as well