He has a way of drawing me into his stories with interesting characters that seem real, even though many of them are "fictional."
Just as the book was hitting its stride on the identity issues, the story ends abruptly, and left me hanging on what Leon's thoughts were on his identity.
It was often painful to read about the struggles of this young man, but I truly appreciated the honesty expressed in this very true to life story.
Emotions and thoughts never even entertained before are delved into, examined and relayed to the reader without losing the thread of the story or the reader's interest. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Lynnette A. Phillips
It was a great story. I enjoyed reading about the past.it shows the different way we lived years ago
I would like to find out his life after.
The story takes place in era just after the Civil War. Leon is the mixed race son of a wealthy landowner and his house servant. He is raised as black by his mother and her husband. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Tantegloryglo
Love this book. A story that reaches down deep and addresses an issue that floats through our world. Read morePublished 8 months ago by nanaoflz
When Leon finally faced the things that happened to him as a youth, it was heart breaking to read through it.Published 9 months ago by Terena4u
The conflicts in this boy's/man's life were so interesting to follow as he tries to figure out who he really is.Published 9 months ago by biker lady
Any book is a good one to me if I want to keep turning the pages, and I did want to do that here. The story gave some insight into post civil war interactions between whites and... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Maggie
Didn't like the ending. This book kept rapt most of the time. The end kept me hanging. Will there be a sequel?Published 11 months ago by ZiP
It was often painful to read about the struggles of this young man, but I truly appreciated the honesty expressed in this very true to life story. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Jacqueline J. Hines