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Book Review of Out Of The Dust

Out Of The Dust
Out Of The Dust
Author: Karen Hesse
Genre: Children's Books
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 2

Had to read this book for a children's literature class last year, and found it to be ok. I wouldn't have normally read it on my own without the course.

The book is basically about hard times for a little girl living in the Midwest. She very accidentally burns her pregnant mother, and things become very tragic. She and her father have very hard times connecting and maintaining an affectionate relationship (the kind that little girls long for with their dads), because he's very sad, overworked and just emotionally unavailable. But fast forward many pages (because i don't want to give anything away) and someone comes into both of their lives and all turns out to be well again.

I've given it a "mid-level" rating because it again, is something the I HAD to read, not anything I truly in my heart wanted to read. But if reading about hard times, dust storms, and life in the west is your thing, you'll really enjoy it (no disrespect intended). :)