The tenth book I read this year was Out of the Dust by Karen Hesse.
I've really put this review off, because I don't want to review it. But I want to review other books I've read, so I have to get this one out of the way.
But Billie Jo never thought that one day tragedy would strike her family, and worse, a lot of people would blame her for the accident. Billie Jo soon discovers that blame is unthinkingly put upon people based upon how an outsider views it. Billie Jo also finds her relationship with her father is strained, because she can never forgive him for leaving that pale of kerosene by the stove.
As Billie Jo recovers from the accident, she decides she'll never again play the piano. Especially not her Mama's piano. As her life has and is changing desperately, Billie Jo escapes the dust. Only to realize that what you go out looking for is never as good as what you had. She realizes that home is home and family is family. And dust might just have to be part of that family.
I give this story 2/5 stars.
With eternal love and blessings,