This was just disappointing. At some point in time, I wanted to like the characters. But it just felt so added about the whole idea of being sold.
It wasn’t the main focus, about finding the children, the impact or anything. It just took way too long for them to even say they were sold, and a lot of time focused on the background, even though it was not anything interesting.
Even if it was an interesting decade, just after the stock market crashed. I will have liked the story to focus a lot more on what people did to survive, regardless of the costs. Of who they were hurting. And the real tragedy that plagued many kids who lived during this time.
But it just spent way too long on the main characters finding their footing and the story was not moving fast enough. At least for my liking, as I found myself skimming an awful lot of the story.
It just didn’t work because the writing was bland, it wasn’t even highlighting entertaining or anything. It didn’t manage to draw me in, to make me care for the characters at all. Since it felt like a lot of the works that I have read before.
Overall, it just didn’t work for me. The writing lacked charm, which had a lot in it, apart from the incredibly slow plot, as well as slow pacing. And that is why I just couldn’t get into it. But maybe it is for you, but it just wasn’t for me.
Rating: 2 out of 5