Y’all, I have a problem. There are so many good books that sometimes I hesitate to try new authors. At the same time, I have a small case of FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out). Besides, if I read books by new authors I would miss gems like Missing Isaac.
In My Opinion
Valerie Fraser Luesse’s debut novel paints a vivid picture of small-town life in the south during the 1960s. There are invisible lines drawn amongst the social classes in addition to those drawn according to skin color.
A study in “train up a child in the way he should go,” Missing Isaac is Pete’s story. When the boy loses his father then finds a friend in a field hand only to lose him, he has no choice but to uncover what happened.
Pete is a good boy (almost too good to be true sometimes). In his search for his friend, he meets Dovey. These two understand and protect each other from their first meeting. And as they grow up, they grow closer.