Top positive review
Young girl learns life lessons the hard way, by living them.
Reviewed in the United States on April 2, 2018
This small tale of an adolescent girl of mixed heritage, in a school distant from her mother, evaluates moral issues: lies affect lives in unexpected and tragic ways; when there are tensions between people, finding a way to maintain peace is far, far better than making threats; the concerns children may have about sexual advances on themselves or others should always be taken seriously.
These lessons are brought out in this well told story. It can stand alone as a short story, but I find I am anxious to read the full work after finishing this story. Ms. Underwood is a new author to me. I find the spirit of the book to be encouraging, even inspirational in that the way the elders handle the problems that arise, and discuss the problems and possible solutions with the youngsters, is really good counsel to us all. Readers of all ages will enjoy this book. I received this book as a gift.