It's hard to have to
realize how unfair times
are for some people
I was interested in reading this book as I'd had friends rave about it and seen previews for the newly-released film, so I was pretty excited to see a copy sitting on my mother-in-law's shelf. I’ve got to say that I found the hype over the film to be a little over-the-top. I always think the book is better, but I didn’t think this movie was all that well-done, especially for a major award-winner. I feel many people were calling it a great movie just because of the subject matter.
I grew up in a white, middle-class family in California in the 1980's. My sense of what is fair and what is not is based on what I've learned in history classes and from reading books. Although I may not have the life experience necessary to fully appreciate the sacrifices and hardships that others have experienced, I feel that books are here to help me with that, even if it's just to comprehend the tiniest bit of someone’s existence. (PG-13)
My Goodreads Rating: ★★★★☆