Orphan Train intertwines the stories of two girls searching for a home, one a child in foster care in present-day Maine, the other sent west on an orphan train in the 1920s. As the story unfolds, we can see parallels between their situations, even though they're nearly a hundred years apart. Also, the two main characters interact in the modern-day sections, which is especially neat.
I did like a lot about this book. The writing is good, the characters are fully fleshed out and kept me invested in their lives, and I liked the way both story lines resolved. But it's not a book I feel I'll want to read over and over. Which is kind of exciting, in a weird way, because it's been on my TBR shelves for several years, and now it's not only off those shelves, but I won't have to find a space for it on my to-keep shelves either! So, I'm glad I read it, but I won't be keeping it.
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If This was a Movie, I Would Rate It: PG-16 for the depiction of a man trying to violate a ten-year-old girl, a make-out scene, and some bad language.
This is my 8th book read and reviewed for the Mount TBR Challenge 2019.