Monday, April 30, 2012
Into the Free review
"Into the Free" by Julie Cantrell is an amazing book. I read it in a day. Could not put it down. The characters are well developed; the plot sucks you in. This is a really good book. This book stars Millie as a girl living in Mississippi in the 40's. She is the daughter of a half-Indian rodeo hero and a barely living preacher's daughter. They live in the quarters on a 1,00 acre plantation. Millie is what one might call white trash. That may sound harsh, but you know how women can call other women "chick" and it's okay, but men can't? Well, same goes here. Millie is white trash. Her dad is an alcoholic who regularly beats her mother into submission. At one point leaving her for dead. Her mother is a morphine addict who is taken care of far more than she takes care of others. Mid way through the book, Millie loses her parents and discovers their secrets. In doing this she frees herself to become "Millie" and not another generation in a long line of victims. I received this book from http://www.netgalley.com/.