As I said in my post yesterday on Freeman, I am changing things up a bit with this blog. I plan to wait until the end of the month and review all the books read for that month then. There is an exception to that, however. If I read a book that I cannot wait to share, I will post about that book at the time I have finished reading it. We'll see how this goes.
This was an interesting read and certainly there were similarities to To Kill A Mockingbird. My problem with the book is that I felt like it could have been presented in a magazine article just as well and would have covered the facts. Admittedly, Mr. Beck's intent with the book may have been to tell the story of his father, not just about the one case, and if that is so, then the book did a fine job. I was more interested in the actual case. And the case was covered well.
There were a lot of wonderful characters in this book, including both of Frank's parents, Elsa's parents, and the head nurse at the Golden Age. All of the character's had to deal with various issues, including displacement, love, hope, loss of hope, etc. It's a beautiful book.