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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: 1

I picked up this book because I am fascinated by the Great Depression and the Dust Bowl. Unfortunately, this book wasn't all I'd hoped it would be. I felt the story was lacking. I wanted more depth and insight into that time period. Also, the writing style was annoying. It was written in complete sentences but in the format of poetry. It felt very choppy and was difficult to read because it didn't flow. What is the purpose of writing like that? I feel like the author was trying to be "artsy" just for the sake of being artsy.

I do not understand how or why this book has won awards.