Reviewed by Courtney L. (age 12)
This book was an O.K. book because it is not very action- packed. My favorite character was Eulinda because she reminds me of my friend Zoe. They are both head strong; when they put set their minds to something they stick with it. They are beautiful and smart. My favorite part is where she stands up to the plantation owner and says that she is leaving because I felt like she was doing something for herself and not for the plantation owner. Eulinda changed throughout the book. As she grew older the way she thought started to change; she started to think more of other people and not as much about herself. In this book there are no pictures, which I think is better, so you can imagine things on your own. This book definitely has a special purpose; it is to try to get the reader to think more of others. This book is one of many written by Ann Rinaldi. In all her books there is a purpose.
I recommend this book for ages 11-14 because it teaches you how to make your own mark on the world. I highly recommend this book to children learning about segregation. The story is very touching.