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The Other Side of Freedom by Cynthia T. Toney
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it was amazing
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Though this historical fiction was written for young teens, it would appeal to anyone interested in reading about the trials of Italian immigrants during the era of Prohibition. I'd heard of Al Capone and nefarious activities going on during the 1920's but never thought about the effects of that criminal activity upon the average family. The details are so richly drawn, I felt as if I'd been transported back in time. The main character, 13 year old Salvatore (Sal) lives on a strawberry farm with his parents and young uncle, and his dilemma twisted my heart. This is a must-read for lovers of historical fiction. (And for a story in which the Mob plays a big role, it's squeaky clean.)
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Reading Progress

June 15, 2017 – Shelved
June 15, 2017 – Shelved as: to-read
March 4, 2018 – Started Reading
March 14, 2018 – Finished Reading
November 24, 2018 – Shelved as: favorites

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