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Forty Acres by Dwayne Alexander Smith 

This is such an interesting idea for a novel but it didn't carry it through. I feel like this is obviously a first novel with little edits. The finale lacked tension but made up for it in the last chapter. I loved the ambiguous ending. It allows the reader the create their own conclusion. The short chapter lengths ruined the pacing of this "thriller", which doesn't do much thrilling. But I still enjoyed the book. I can see this being adapted into a show or mini series.


I agree with everything Tracey said.


Kelly Burden

Hi! I am a Children's Librarian in Baltimore, Maryland.