Book: The River Between Us
Author: Richard Peck
Like/Don't Like: I hugged it at the end so you know I loved it.
This is exactly the type of book that I love the most. A great story, beautifully told, simple and thoughtful, not too long, and it very much carries you away.
It's about Tilly, a girl from southern Illinois, who meets two mysterious women from New Orleans just as her brother is about to leave for the Civil War. Ugh, war books, am I right? But no, give this a chance. Because it's so lovely.
Anyone who has read Richard Peck (A Year Down Yonder, A Long Way to Chicago) will know what a powerful writer he is without being show-offy. He's not grand in anyway, but his words and phrases and pacing have such a way of putting your right there. There were many times while reading that I forgot that it wasn't real. This book is meant for people who love to read.