6 hours 8 mins
So Very Powerful and Endearing
Excellent, Unforgettable, Best of the nest
Very good, thoroughly enjoyed,
Good, Solid, Enjoyed many aspects
STAR RATINGS GUIDE
💛 So… the systematic practice of sentencing (sentencing?!) children to imprisonment and a lifetime of ostracization. Not the lightest of subjects, I think you’ll agree. And yet this book did it in the most endearing way possible: Through the eyes of a child. This provided some levity in the way only a kid’s thoughts can, but also a stark contrast between complete innocence and mind-bending cruelty. Consider me fascinated, moved and not a little angry.
💙 The child in question is Mary Margaret. She is, quite frankly, adorable. I believe it was Marge Simpson who once said, “I wouldn’t mind tucking that in at night” and that definitely applies here. Intelligent, funny, thoughtful, amenable, but ultimately her own person, I loved spending time with her thoughts.
Big thanks to Heidi Daniele, OrangeSky Audio and NetGalley for providing me with an ALC in return for an honest review.