|My rating: 3 of 5 stars|
Then, the outside world comes bursting in and they try to rescue Caroline. They offer them an opportunity to live at a farm house, attend school and work at a farmer's house. Reluctantly, they take it. The novel then revolves about the father's plans trying to get back to their old life.
I had to take a few days to think about this book before writing the review. On the one hand, it was an interesting story that was never fully explored. There were a lot of things that were left in the air at the end, never truly explained. I think the author never truly grasped the teenager's voice. He made her sound androgynous most of the time, even though he tried to explain how she was becoming aware of her body. Her narration was simple, and even lyrical. It said things in a matter of fact way, whilst at the same time, working things out.
It was a good book, an interesting thing. I think the narrator never really developed her own voice and it was the author who pushed through.