This story will make you cry and laugh. This was so sad for me to read about. I did not know that so many teenagers rode the rails during the depression. This book tells about Robert and his journey to try to find a job to help his mom. I enjoyed learning about what some of the people that rode the rails did to find jobs. Most of what happens is very sad. I received a copy of this book from the ireadbooktour for a fair and honest opinion that I gave of my own free will.
I give this book a five out of five stars.
Desperate times. Danger on the rails. A journey to save a family.
It is 1933 inside a sweltering courtroom in Macon, Georgia. Fifteen-year-old Robert sits on a bench awaiting sentencing after being picked up for vagrancy and spending a night in jail. He left his home in Illinois with a neighborhood friend to ride the rails and find work to help their families. The friend turned back, too afraid to face the perils ahead. But going back empty-handed isn’t an option for Robert.
THE ONLY WAY HOME is the story of one boy’s determination to survive loss and hardship to help his family — and how fate and a violin touch the course of his life.
Fans of Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens and Sold On a Monday by Kristina Morris will love this story set during the Great Depression of a fatherless boy fighting to keep his family together..
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