Greener Grass

From Alicia, Teen Book Reviewer
author: Pignat, Caroline
Greener Grass
I read the book Greener Grass by Caroline Pignat. In this book, a young girl named Kathleen (Kit) is forced to become head of her family. When an old woman named Lizzie comes knocking on her door talking about someone called the Gray Man, Kit gets worried. She pulls up all of her potato crops with her siblings only to see that two thirds of them were rotten. She and her family would have no food for the entire winter, and Kit’s father didn’t send his wages over from England yet. There was no food and no money. Then, a glimmer of hope is seen when Kit’s father comes home. He then finds work in their city in Ireland, only to come to a horrible fate. This leads Kit’s mom in a far away land of her own. Kit has no choice but to do things that are more than a young girl can handle. Stealing and murdering are okay as long as you and your family survive, right? I liked this book a lot. I thought it was a very intense book. The beginning was a little dull for me but towards the end I loved it. I would recommend this book for anyone in 5th or 6th grade. It is an easy read for kids in 7th or 8th grade.

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