View all comments Lissette The characters do change at the end. They learn to not judge people by appearance, like Boo Radley. For most of the book they thought he was a bad per The characters do change at the end.
Sep 26, Christine rated it it was amazing I feel bad for the next book I plan to read, because Ordinary Grace is a very hard act to follow.
Krueger wrote Ordinary Grace from his heart. He has said that writing it was easier than any other novel he has written before, and he feels it is the best piece of writing he has ever done. This is the fourth book in the last year and a half that made me cry, and the second that was written by William Kent Krueger.
I wis I feel bad for the next book I plan to read, because Ordinary Grace is a very hard act to follow. I wish I had the writing skills to do justice to its review. This novel takes place during the summer of and is set in a small rural community in southern Minnesota.
The narrator of Ordinary Grace is Frank Drum, who is 13 years old; he tells the story as an adult, 40 years later. The summer of was a tumultuous one, not only for Frank, his brother Jake, his sister Ariel, his minister father Nathan and frustrated mother Ruth, but for the whole community of New Bremen.
Frank and year-old Jake grew up quickly that summer. The events that occurred rocked the foundation of everything they believed in, including their faith, their values, the strength of their family, and the meaning of love. His writing imbues serenity, joy, and feelings of being home.
You will have to experience this book or any of his books yourself to see what I mean. I must comment on the time and setting of Ordinary Grace.
I was 10 years old inso I grew up in this same era. The story brought so much back to me. There were no computers, iPads or cell phones to distract us from making the most of every moment with whomever we were with.
We sat on our porches watching lightening bugs and listening to cicadas, stood in our dead-end street and talked to our neighbors who congregated there, explored the entire town as we rode our bikes everywhere.
No ball field was ever empty. Our joys were simple. Childhood does not seem to be like that anymore. This makes me sad. To give away anything else about the plot would be unfair.
I just want to say that the account of that fateful summer in New Bremen, the story of two young teenagers trying to make sense of their world where everything is crashing down at once, will stick with me for a very long time.
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