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Posted February 20, 2013
This book is mostly a history book. There are a lot of facts about the history of teenagers during the great depression and a lot of primary source stories from people that lived during this time. Overall it is a very good book and was very eye opening to the tough times during the depression. The book wasn't much of a story but more of a bunch of shorter stories to give the reader different points of view of these teenagers that rode from town to town on trains to try to find jobs. The book points out how the teenagers were actually often times inspiring because they would travel thousands of miles just on the a story of jobs being available and if when they got there the jobs didn't exist they would travel another couple thousand miles because of a different story. This book has countless stories and facts that would just surprise anyone. The book not only has stories of these kids and why they either left home or were forced to leave home, it also shares the view of many adults during this time. The book shows how just mere children impacted not just families but the entirety of the United States. Lastly the book takes views that most people wouldn't even think about. One chapter is entirely dedicated to the life of a black teen, and how much harder life was traveling colored. Though this book can get dry with facts and similar stories I would recommend this book to anyone interested in having their eyes opened.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.