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Reviewed in the United States on March 5, 2014
I was expecting more of a punch from this story, especially considering some of Hesse's other works. I enjoyed the New England, rural setting and different characters' perspectives, but was waiting for more of an impact from the action. This would be a good text to use for learning more about points-of-view, inferring, and characters, and also to show racial tension in places other than the Civil-War South.