Saturday, June 01, 2019
Louisiana's Way Home, by Kate DiCamillo
Mixing the small town charm that DiCamillo did so well originally back in Because of Winn Dixie, this story features another strong heroine and motley cast of characters who explore the bonds that bring a community together. Less groundbreaking (of course) and less magical (unfortunately), there is still a wonderful variety to the characters ranging from the surly hotelkeeper to a boy with the pet crow. And there is a beautiful final lesson about finding one's place wherever life happens to land you. Charming, albeit a bit slight.