Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Book Review - "Deed So"

Twelve year-old Haddie is the main character in Katharine A. Russell's novel, "Deed So." Haddie is growing up in the turbulent decade of the 1960's - a time that is filled with racial as well as family generational tensions, the country involved with Vietnam and also issues on the home front as well. Haddie cannot wait to get out of her hometown and desires to live in a big city as she believes she will be happier having a future elsewhere. However, Haddie soon questions her desire to leave after she is a witness to a murder and must be called upon as a witness. The townspeople surprise Haddie during this time with how they ban together to be supportive in a trying time for the town.

I found this book to be enjoyable to read! The book is written from Haddie's point of view and the book has a nice flow to it, making it easy to read and follow and hard to put down once it is started! This book is an excellent portrayal of the issues present during this time period and it is a unique approach as it is from a young teenager's perspective. Although Haddie is a fictional character, she could very well be real as the story comes to life on these pages and the reader is transported back in time.

*I was provided a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for a honest review.

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