Sunday, June 8, 2008

GoodReads Review

The River Between Us The River Between Us by Richard Peck

My review

rating: 3 of 5 stars
I found this in youth fiction at the library, a department which can have very enjoyable, wholesome reading. It was a pretty quick read but the subject matter was anything but fluffy. This book tells the story of a fatherless family set in a poverty-stricken frontier town on the Mississippi at the beginning of the Civil War. It deals with themes of war, bigotry, gossip, loyalty, and family. Some of the outcomes of the book seemed predictable, but the ending caught me off guard, which is always enjoyable. The book also begins and ends with a narration by a descendant of the family, set 60 years later, which allows the reader some perspective of how the events of the book impacted future generations.

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