Bonnie -Sue Hitchcock’s exquisite attention to detail grabs you from the very first chapter (I was shocked really) as she takes you along with her through the struggles and triumphs of four young people growing up in a rural town in Alaska. Ruth brought tears to my eyes and gran reminded me that perception is sometimes everything. She does a really good job of showing the transition between the understanding of a five year old to that of an adult. The book features many main characters (much like George R.R. Martin’s Game of Thrones) which I must admit is not normally my cup of tea. I would definitely recommend giving this one a shot!
“…this is an exquisitely drawn, deeply heartfelt look at a time and place not often addressed. Hitchcock’s measured prose casts a gorgeous, almost otherworldly feel over the text, resulting in a quietly lovely look at the various sides of human nature and growing up in a difficult world.” —Booklist starred review
“Using alternating narratives, debut novelist Hitchcock deftly weaves these stories together, setting them against the backdrop of a native Alaska that readers will find intoxicating. The gutsiness of these four teens who, at heart, are trying to find their places in the world and survive against challenging odds, will resonate with readers of all ages.” —Publishers Weekly