The story of a time, a place, and a way of life, this is a slice of Americana--set during the Great Depression--that shows readers, through the ...Show synopsisThe story of a time, a place, and a way of life, this is a slice of Americana--set during the Great Depression--that shows readers, through the portrait of one high-spirited young girl, how the right stuff can make even a time of adversity seem like a good time.Hide synopsis
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Older people OR people who grew up in rural areas will recognize and remember many things and enjoy reading about the incredibly hard work that children took for granted many years ago (before electricity) on a farm when everyone's labor was needed to help provide food and keep things functioning. Things were really different then. Today's teenagers might be amazed if you can get them to read it; nice to provide them with another point of view. I did not enjoy a few small parts about all the bad words the writer heard growing up, her slightly anti-religious statements about organized religion, and her complaints about the lack of sex education she received; but I think I am in the minority & most people would not be bothered. Most of the book was truly fascinating and a great historical record of day-to-day life of children long ago.
I was raised by my grandparents only 10 miles from where this book is about. It brought back so many memories. Some of them I had completely forgotten about. I would recommend this book to anyone who was raised in rural America. Especially in the early 50's. So much of it was like a walk down memory lane.
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