October 24, 2012

Review: May B

May B by Caroline Starr Rose

This is the story of a girl with dyslexia on the prairie, but it's no little house! When May's father hires her out to help a neighboring homesteader and his young wife, she must deal with their strained relationship and the wife's poor treatment of her. When the wife decides to return home and the husband follows after her, May ends up being abandoned in their sod house during heavy winter weather and it becomes a story of survival.

Strengths: The story is told with very few words in the first person, like a journal, a little Hemingway-like.

Weaknesses: Reading about May's loneliness gets a little old after a while.

This review is based on a library copy.

Until next time, bon voyage and happy reading!

1 comment:

  1. I loved this book. Very powerful story made more powerful through verse.