Publisher: Nancy Paulsen Books
Publication date: May 2012
Source: ARC from ALA
Things I Liked:
I loved sweet Prairie and the way she hated change and couldn't see how things would work out, but then they did. I loved when she would say things and then how she learned not to say things. I loved watching her grow, listening to her voice, seeing her life changing in unexpected ways. This book tugged a little on my heartstrings, but even more made me feel nostalgic for my childhood. A sweet coming-of-age story of a young girl just beginning to understand life.
Things I Didn't Like:
Everything did wrap up pretty neatly, at least for Prairie, but not necessarily for Ivy. Otherwise, it was just a short, sweet middle grade novel for fans of Little House on the Prairie or other small town stories.
Sort of a bit like Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder
Reminded me of a younger Ten Miles Past Normal by Frances O'Roark Dowell
Maybe like a younger Queen of Kentucky by Alecia Whitaker too
BOOK CONTENT RATINGS:
Overall rating: ****
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