"I've known it since last night;
It's been too long to expect them to return.
May is helping out on a neighbor's Kansas prairie homestead—just until Christmas, says Pa. She wants to contribute, but it's hard to be separated from her family by 15 long, unfamiliar miles. Then the unthinkable happens: May is abandoned. Trapped in a tiny snow-covered sod house, isolated from family and neighbors, May must prepare for the oncoming winter. While fighting to survive, May's memories of her struggles with reading at school come back to haunt her. But she's determined to find her way home again. Caroline Starr Rose's fast-paced novel, written in beautiful and riveting verse, gives readers a strong new heroine to love."I think is sounds absolutely fabulous!
TCR: What was the hardest part about writing your book?
CRS: First drafts are always hard for me. Because my story is in verse, the words often took a long time to form. A good writing day meant I’d added 250-350 words. I remember one of my critique partners looking at an early portion and saying, “How are you going to sustain this? Writing like this would drive me crazy!”
It was intense, but it was also the truest way for me to tell May’s story.
TCR: What was the easiest?
Thank you, Caroline! May B. is out today, so be sure to pick up a copy! And check out carolinestarrrose.com for more info!