Monday, October 26, 2015

Book Club: Orphan Train


Summary: 
This is a story about 2 orphans, one 17 and one 91. The 91 year old came to America as a child, and after becoming an orphan she was sent to the midwest on an Orphan Train-which were a very real thing. Both women have a very similar story even though they seem very different. 

What I Didn't Like:
This sort of reads like a YA novel, and it's not meant to be. One major thing I didn't care for was how similar the Foster parents all were. Every family had strong willed wives and passive husbands. I really wished for a bit of variety in that way. Pretty stereotypical.  Oh, and Molly was also pretty stereotypical in that she was a goth but just misunderstood. 

What I Liked: 
Reading about the orphan trains was so interesting! I had no idea they existed before. They were a terrible thing, and I wish I could have personally adopted all of those kids. & I so wish this book had kept going, it was just getting good! 

Overall Rating: 
4 out of 5 Stars

What are you reading??

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