Top positive review
I loved it. The beginning is so sad
Reviewed in the United States on September 13, 2016
I read this book twice: one in hardback and once on my e-reader. The first time I read it, I wasn't a huge fan of it, but when I re-read it, I loved it. The beginning is so sad, and you really feel bad for Lydia and her brother, but then they get to the shakers, the story begins to get better. I don't know how many times reading this book that second time around brought a smile to my face. Sister Jennie has got to be my favorite dear America character. She is so sweet to Lydia and becomes a mentor to Lydia (even after Lydia insults her on her first day there). I love how Lydia opens up to her new world, and makes friends. I love how close the sisters are, and how Lydia adapts to her new life. Lois Lowry did a great job on this book.