A story about the life of migrant ranch workers during the Great Depression that feels a little like a light prototype to The Grapes of Wrath. A worthwhile read if you like Steinbeck, but it lacks the punch compared to his greater works.
|Evocative, flowing prose||Predictable plot|
|Interesting, likable, profound characters||Feels a little simplistic compared to Steinbeck’s bigger works|
|Authentic depiction of farmer life during the Great Depression|
|Thought-provoking on kindness and other human values|