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A startlingly beautiful coming of age story, set during the depression Caroline, 14 going on 60, is set to take care of her family farm while her father goes looking for work, while her older brother is missing, while her older sister disappears every day and night, while her younger sister is sick, and her mother refuses to leave her room.This novel throws hardships at Caroline without relief But, she is resilient, determined, focused, and the soul of her family With her imagination she soothes and rebuilds, she endures The title of the novel refers to a rock on the family property that Caroline tells tall tales about, specifically about fairies that live below the rock and cause it to grow when they give birth in the spring.Caroline s tale is brutally honest and completely raw With an ever ominous presence, the novel leaves you worried for our heroine.Readat www.onemamassummer.weebly.com bookrev Papa Is A Good Liar He Can Tell A Fib All The Way From Ripley To Nashville To Calm Everyone Down Or Make A Situation Seem Better, Including The Great Depression But The Day He Promises Fourteen Year Old Caroline That Everything Will Be Okay When He Leaves The Farm To Find Work Elsewhere, She Isn T So Sure After All, Her Favorite Brother George Told Her Something Similar Not Long Ago And No One Has Heard From Him Since Caroline Has To Believe George Will Come Back Otherwise, She Won T Have The Strength To Do Her Share Of The Work While Looking After Her Sickly Little Sister Phoebe And Telling Her Hopeful Stories About The Growing Rock That Magically Grows Every Summer But As Time Moves On, Caroline Feels And Discouraged When Tragedy Occurs That Threatens To Break The Large Family Apart Even , Will Caroline Give Into The Hopelessness That Has Consumed Mama The Growing Rock Harvard Square Editions , By Debut Author Susanna Lancaster, Depicts The Great Depression Era In A Fresh Light With Striking Historical Details And Transports Readers Of Today To The World OfIntended For Early Young Adult Readers, The Book Explores Complex Family Dynamics And Significant Cross Generational Themes Review is originally from This is a heartwarming story that depicts life in the South during the Great Depression The struggles told here are real, and older readers can fully relate to this simpler, yet difficult, time in America s history Young adult readers, the intended audience, will gain an understanding and appreciation for a time when families had few materialistic possessions and luxuries Forced to face life s struggles and heartaches at an early age, Caroline warms the readers hearts as she stresses the importance of family unity in the midst of hardship. The Growing rock was a great book I recommend this book to pre teens and young adults whom simply would love the non fiction setting and beautiful narrative that the author displays This book takes you on a journey were little Caroline hopes and believe that her family will come back together after some misfortunate Caroline being this motherly figure somehow believes that the rock in the backyard bonds her and her family Faith, Love, and Pereservance, little Caroline struggles to deal with so many changes However that little rock maybe just bringing this family a littlethan an urban myth Great story. I can t believe it s been YEARS since I last read a book from start to finish I m so ashamed The surprising part is that this one was so outside of my normal go to genre of fantasy romance Less than 24 hours and this beautiful story is fully absorbed I encourage all of my wonderful bookworms to check this book out It is so wonderfully written I felt like I was in Ripley, TN during the 1930s Such a wonderful story about how life starts the transition from a child s fairytale into the reality of this world I think everyone can find a little bit of themselves within these characters and maybe even a littleThis author is wonderfully talented and I can t wait for her next book This tender story of a family torn apart during the Great Depression will leave readers cheering for the indomitable spirit of Caroline as she struggles to understand the flawed and wonderful characters who make up her world Unflinchingly honest and heart wrenchingly lovely, this novel reminds us that the past is hauntingly familiar when a skillful storyteller pulls back the curtain for us A stunning debut and an author to follow with eager anticipation. Definitely recommend this book It s a great way to escape from today s time back to the Great Depression It s a great read for anytime Would not be able to put down the book. Rating 4.5 5Genre Upper Middle Grade YA Historical FictionRecommended Age 12 some slightly mature scenes, but nothing outrageous I was presented with a free copy of this book by the author in exchange for a review This did not sway my decisions in any manner.Papa is a good liar he can tell a fib all the way from Ripley to Nashville to calm everyone down or make a situation seem better, including the Great Depression But the day he promises fourteen year old Caroline that everything will be okay when he leaves the farm to find work elsewhere, she isn t so sure After all, her favorite brother George told her something similar not long ago And no one has heard from him since Caroline has to believe George will come back Otherwise, she won t have the strength to do her share of the work while looking after her sickly little sister Phoebe and telling her hopeful stories about the Growing Rock that magically grows every summer But as time moves on, Caroline feelsanddiscouraged When tragedy occurs that threatens to break the large family apart even , will Caroline give into the hopelessness that has consumed Mama The Growing Rock Harvard Square Editions , by debut author Susanna Lancaster, depicts the Great Depression era in a fresh light with striking historical details and transports readers of today to the world of 1937 Intended for early Young Adult readers, the book explores complex family dynamics and significant cross generational themes Goodreads.comWhen I was a little girl I was obsessed with anything Little House on the Prairie and anything from that time period or setting because it was such a great series for children to grow up with I read everything I could about that region and then slowly grew out of that phase I never realized how much I would enjoy revisiting a book that could very easily fit into my favorite childhood genre, even though they are definitely set in different time periods And I never thought I d read a book that would make me want to read Little Women so much But this book did Not only was it a wave of nostalgia for me, it was a very incredible book to read The characters were developed so well without it feeling drawn out The characters became very realistic in this book and you could feel their emotions with them, which makes it hard to hate any one of them for their faults The plot was also very well developed and the story never lagged or dulled in any areas The writing was excellent and it was a truly captivating story.The only cause of concern I had was that the story does tend to skip around a bit with the timeline, making it a little confusing at first to orient yourself to the pacing I also had a little trouble with the font at times in the flashback scenes, but nothing was illegible I m just not able to read fancy fonts sometimes However, those are my only complaints about this wonderful book Verdict Overall, I was amazed at how much I loved this book It kept me engaged and it brought back moments of nostalgia It was a quick, fun read that reminded us all that growing up isn t easy, sometimes it can be very difficult at times, but that things do come full circle in the end This very sweet story would be perfect as a light read for any upper middle grade or YA reader or even an adult Make sure to purchase this book when it comes out December 12, 2017