28 July 2008

Book Review: Out of the Dust


Out of the Dust by Karen Hesse
Historical Fiction
Book Level: 5.3
5 Stars

Set in Oklahoma during the Dust Bowl, a 15-year-old girl copes with the loss of her mother and the use of her hands during an extremely desolate time. The author writes in beautiful (non-rhyming) poetry where the rhythm captures just how desperate the era was. It was so well-written that it makes me want to have another go at The Grapes of Wrath...

1 comment:

Bart and Kellie Yeates said...

I read this book when I was doing El Ed and loved it!