Author: Karen Cushman
Genre: Juvenile Historical Fiction, Standalone
Personal Rating: 3.5/5 (good)
Becky Ann Baker
Yearly Count: 70
Rodzina, a 12-year-old girl, is placed on a train with other orphans that travels from Chicago to the West.
For me, this was a good story, but a great way to learn how it must have felt being an orphan and placed on a train that goes to unfamiliar places with unfamiliar people. It's a perfect story for children, though. The time period was depicted well and understanding what was happening to these children was clearly described. Rodzina was a great character that expressed the many thoughts, feelings, and fears that went along with being on an orphan train.
*Recommended By: Staci from Life in the Thumb