Book Beginnngs on Fridays - Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline
Book Beginnings on Fridays is hosted by Rose City Reader and as she says the idea of this meme is
for you to share the first sentence (or so) of the book
you are reading, along with your initial thoughts about the
sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the
opener inspires. Please remember to include the title
of the book and the author's name. There's a linky list on
the website and you can use #BookBeginnings on Twitter.
I've just finished this and it was a lighter, easier read than I was expecting. I enjoyed the chapters set in the past more than the ones in the present day.
I believe in ghosts. They're the ones who haunt us, the ones who have left us behind. Many times in my life I have felt them around me, observing, witnessing, when no one in the living world knew or cared what happened.
Molly Ayer is close to “aging out” out of the foster care system. A
community service position helping an elderly woman clean out her home
is the only thing keeping Molly out of juvie and worse...
helps Vivian sort through her possessions and memories, Molly learns
that she and Vivian aren’t as different as they seem to be. A young
Irish immigrant orphaned in New York City, Vivian was put on a train to
the Midwest with hundreds of other children whose destinies would be
determined by luck and chance.
Molly discovers that she has the
power to help Vivian find answers to mysteries that have haunted her for
her entire life – answers that will ultimately free them both.