It is certainly in the top 5. I love "literature" and this surely classifies. It is definitely not a "beach read", because it requires concentration and thought.
Yes, but could not because it is chock full of information and the vocabulary is extensive. It requires one to listen and stop in order to take it all in.
Sorry I slept through history class, but this makes up for it.
As with all Grisham books, it is so well researched and many truths are intertwined in the storyline. I generally do not like to rehash or review the life of slaves, but this was an excellent story based upon fact. It allows Americans to remember or learn how life used to be for Blacks. But, it is not a black history book. It is simply a story well told. I couldn't put it down.
As with most books written in America, I knew it would have a good ending, but Grishom really worked to make a surprise ending.
The scene where the boys were thrown into the bone pit was so well described that I felt I was there with them. I was holding my breath during the entire scene.
I couldn't put the book down. Unlike most books, there was no way of knowing where the story was going next. From the very beginning, the reader is being pulled along wondering what is going on and where is it leading.
Nancy Farmer has an incredible imagination, and I look forward to reading more of her books.
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