Pearl Spence has been through more in her young life than most folks could handle. But through it all, her family has been by her side. They may not be perfect, but they love her and they all love each other, come what may. That’s one thing Pearl no longer questions.
But then a devastating tragedy throws the whole family into a tailspin–and signals the beginning of the end of her secure life.
Now the Spences are fleeing their Oklahoma wasteland for an unknown life in Depression-era Michigan. Pearl isn’t sure she’ll ever see home or happiness again. Will any trail of crumbs be powerful enough to guide her back to the dependable life she once knew?
The strong narrative voice of Finkbeiner’s young protagonist from A Cup of Dust returns in this gritty yet hopeful sequel.
I haven’t read anything by Susie before and now I would really like to read her other books.
This book is the second, and as stated I didn’t read the first book. This in no way hindered my enjoyment of A Trail of Bread Crumbs. The way Susie worked in what had happened in the previous book was so seamless I didn’t even really realize I was getting caught up.
She captures Pearl’s voice so well. Even though we are in the mind of a ten-year-old you don’t feel the immaturity that might come with that age, yet it was very age appropriate in tone and perspective.
So much heartache in this book yet here is always a glimmer of hope.
I loved hearing the description and hope they would find in Michigan. Living in Michigan I sometimes forget how beautiful it is. The most amazing thing was the name of the town Pearl moved to. The name is VERY close to the name of the town I live in. I wondered if there was any connection or not. So cool.
A beautiful story that will hold you captive.
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A copy of this book was given to me by the publisher. All opinions are my own.