I just finished Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry this week . . . for the second time. I only remember reading parts of it the first time . . . and I cannot place WHEN I did read it. I remembered the bus. I remembered the fire. I don't remember much else. Strange.
I am facilitating a junior high after-school book club; we are discussing the book today. I am anxious to learn what the students thought of the book. I know a couple had started it and stated they "really couldn't get into it yet." Glad they added the "yet." I told them to continue on at least another chapter or two because it took me three chapters or so myself before I enjoyed the book. After the "bus incident" the story picks up speed.