1,502 Pages


For Cassie Logan, 1935 in the American deep south is a bewildering change: the Depression is tightening its grip, rich and poor are in conflict and racial tension is increasing. As she grows away from the security of childhood, Cassie struggles to understand the turmoil around her and the reasons for the deep-rooted fears of her family and friends.

Reader's Reviews


A really good story. A more mature read than Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, as it is a bit more gritty.


Truly excellent. Some very sad moments made me feel like crying! The author really makes you feel for the characters. Every bit as good as Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry.


Really good book. It wasn't as good as Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, though.


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Parental Guidance

  • Reading Age: 12+
  • Reading Aloud Age: 12+

Some very sad moments might upset some children.

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