Delicious Foods by James Hannaham

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The beginning of this book grabs you. You’re held and immersed in the gut-wrenching story of Darlene, a drug addict since the horrible death of her husband. She’s also the mom of 11-year-old Eddie. Things get even worse (if that’s possible) when Darlene deserts Eddie to hop into a van at the promise of a great job, which turns out to be modern-day slavery at an isolated farm. The writing is strong, emotional, and inventive. I loved the introduction of one of the main characters—I won’t give it away.—and the temporary confusion it caused. I believe I was supposed to have more sympathy for Darlene, but her horrible parenting pre-empted that.

Gwenamon says: Yes!

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About gwenamon

bookworm, confidante, creative director, cyclist, global wanderer, music lover, shutterbug, shoe shopper, snowboarder, writer, yoga geek. i'm also a very proud mama of a lil mister named james.
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