by Talya Tate Boerner
A partial synopsis from Good Reads: Ten-year-old Gracie Lee knows a few things. She knows which trees are best for climbing. She knows how to walk through the hallway without making a sound on the hardwood floor. She knows if Daddy's crop gets one more drop of rain, the whole family will pay the price.
My thoughts: What a wonderful novel! I've been thinking about this story ever since finishing, hoping there will be a series! So, the book begins when Gracie is 10 and ends when she is 12. This young lady is curious and intelligent, caring and kind, protective and brave. Her home is a farm located in the Arkansas Delta and part of it once belonged to Johnny Cash. Gracie Lee thinks her life is boring as she brings the reader along with her to school, church camp and the house she thinks is empty just down the road. Challenges arise though, and I admire her courage as she finds ways to either survive or stand her ground without being hurtful.
Here's a favorite quote from page 243 of the book: "I decided right then and there that preachers were like weathermen. The liked to talk and make predictions, but everything boiled down to nothing more than a guess. No one knew what would happen tomorrow."
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I received this book in exchange for my review. No other compensation was received and all opinions are my own.