Friday, January 4, 2013

{Review} At Season's End by Eric Hendershot

ISBN #: 978-1599559957
Page Count: 176
Copyright: May 8, 2012
Publisher: Cedar Fort, Inc.

Book Summary:
(Taken from Amazon)

Forced to seek work wherever they can, Sal's family may never have a place to call home again. But this can't keep Sal from dreaming of a future with Ben -- a boy she meets up with every year at the end of the picking season.

This heartwarming story about growing up in the Great Depression will resonate with modern readers of all ages.

Mandy's Review:

Sal and her family once had a house, but they lost it during the Great Depression. That ignited their nomadic wandering over the United States. They would travel from city-to-city, with barely any food or money, finding work where they could. In one cherry-picking location, Sal meets Ben, who's a couple years older than she is. They fall in love during the season and, two years later, meet up again and get married.

At Season's End is a very quick read. I think this book could have benefited from a few more pages. I got a sense of Sal's family's situation, but I couldn't get close to the characters. A little more depth in this story would have done a world of good. The story just didn't break the surface and allow me to get emotionally involved in it.

With a little more work, this book would be a wonderful addition to a period-fiction-lover's library.

*An ecopy of this book was provided by the publicist in exchange for an honest review.

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