Book Review #28 (Moon Over Manifest)

Book: Moon Over Manifest

Author: Clare Vanderpool

Genre: Historical Fiction

Page Count: 370

Abilene Tucker has lived with her daddy her entire life, going wherever the trains may take them. But, when he takes a railroad job and sends her to his old hometown, Manifest, she wonders why he doesn’t want her with him. She soon finds new worries about other things, uncovering a spy hunt and a story about two boys who used to live there: Ned and Jinx.

I read this for The Great Depression, and it was really interesting because only about half the book was about The Great Depression, the other half being about World War I. It was also cool seeing how things that happened in WW I directly affected what people did during the depression.

I really liked the two storylines, and the manner in which the WW I story was told. It didn’t really make sense at first, but then it all came together in the end. I’m not sure I can honestly say there was anything I didn’t like about this book.

My favorite character was Jinx, and it almost felt like it was more his book than Abilene’s.

You should read this book!!!!

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