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The Steep & Thorny Way by Cat Winters
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really liked it
bookshelves: arc, for-review, ya-historical-fiction

Living in 1920s Oregon is especially hard for bi-racial Hanalee Denney. Her mother is white and her deceased father was African American. Her father, unfortunately, died when he was struck by a drunk driver. The drunk driver is a teenager and now he's out of jail. Everyone is telling Hanalee to stay away from him; after all, he did kill her father, but she is curious about what he has to say. He says that he isn't actually responsible for her father's death, but instead it's the doctor that looked after him. This doctor just so happens to be Hanalee's new stepfather! Obviously this blows Hanalee's mind; she realizes she has no choice other than to ask her father herself as many people have reported his ghost wanders the street where he died. To make matters worse, the KKK is prevalent in town, there's bootleggers, and racial tension...all this lead to major complications for Hanalee. The Steep and Thorny Way by Cat Winters is a suspenseful murder mystery as well as a glimpse into what life would have been like for a bi-racial teenager living in the 1920s. Fans of historical fiction will appreciate this story the most.
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Reading Progress

October 17, 2014 – Shelved
October 17, 2014 – Shelved as: to-read
December 19, 2015 – Shelved as: arc
December 19, 2015 – Shelved as: for-review
March 9, 2016 – Started Reading
March 10, 2016 –
page 50
March 13, 2016 – Finished Reading
August 14, 2016 – Shelved as: ya-historical-fiction

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