I love books that follow the life of a character throughout their whole life so we can see how it went for them "later". This book did that beautifully. It's unpredictable as real life usually is and to see this young lady's grit, humor and determination was inspiring. Its a story that will stay with you for days and make you appreciate every little luxury that we as the modern reader take for granted.
Some funny stories mentioned in this
book involve newspaper toilet paper "kites", caterpillars and a runaway
glass eye. Hilarious!
I should also mention that there is some language in this book so I kept a white out brush handy.