I loved every minute of reading this historical fiction book! I was immediately drawn into the characters, especially Missy and Addie. It was eye-opening and sad; yet warm-hearted and inspirational. The author truly gave me a sense of being right within the midst of the characters, their homes, school, and community. What a wonderful way to convey the feeling of what life must have been like in the Jim Crow South; both good and bad. Good overcomes evil! I strongly recommend reading this book that I couldn’t put down!